While performing this asana, the body takes the shape of a frog. So this asana is called as â€˜Manduk Asana’, in English the â€˜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.