Manduk Asana -the Frog Pose

While performing this asana, the body takes the shape of a frog. So this asana is called as ‘Manduk Asana’, in English the ‘Frog Pose’.

How to practice?

  • Sit in Vajrasana with both the legs bent in the rear.
  • Keep both the paws of the legs touching each other.
  • Keep both the heels opened out.
  • Sit with waist and back straight supporting the buttocks on the two heels.
  • Now separate the knees as far apart as possible. This is Manduk sitting.
  • Now for Mandukasana bring both the knees in the front touching each other.
  • Close both the fists of the hands and keep them on the belly on both the sides of the navel.
  • Lower the body in front and let the forehead touch the ground.

Benefits of Manduk Asana

  • This is a meditative asana and the helps the body, mind and soul to be in balance and harmony.
  • Promotes digestion
  • Helps in gastritis, constipation
  • It tones facial muscles and straightens eye muscles.
  • It strengthens the liver and may help in producing digestive enzymes.
  • This asana stimulates the digestive system.
  • It strengthens thigh, knees, and calves.
  • Helps patients with joint pain (Arthritis)
  • This asana is effective in reducing the weight of the thighs, hips and the Abdomen.