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Half Frog Pose

Angle-Based Images: Half Frog Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Half Frog Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Half Frog Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Half Frog Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Half Frog Pose Video
Half Frog Pose: Step 1
Step 1 Begin lying facedown on your mat.
Half Frog Pose: Step 2
Step 2 Rise onto your forearms and breathe here.
Half Frog Pose: Step 3
Step 3 Keep your knees no wider than hip's distance apart. Bend your left knee and bring your left hand to the top of your left foot, putting gentle pressure on it to open the quadriceps.
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Half Frog Pose: Step 4
Step 4 Elbow grazes your rib cage, not winging out. Lift through your chest. Breathe here for at least three deep breaths, and then repeat on the other side.

Progressions & Variations

Beginner Tips

You can place a bolster under your ribs until you gain the back strength to do this without it.

Tips

This pose should be avoided by those suffering from back or shoulder ailments, high blood pressure, or migraines.

Benefits

Strengthens back muscles and improves posture, opens the entire front body. The opening of the area surrounding the lungs leads to deeper breathing. This pose is very beneficial to those suffering from flat feet or fallen arches.

Modifications

To deepen the pose, lengthen the bottom arm.

Related Exercises

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