Yoga is not only about physical training, but it is a perfect amalgamation of body, mind, spirit, and emotion wellness. Mandukasana or frog pose is one of the easiest yet extremely effective yoga asana to practice for good health and lifestyle.

Steps of Mandukasana 

  1. Sit in Vajrasana pose.
  2. Place your right palm on your left palm; keep them on the navel.
  3. Now press your stomach inwards.
  4. Exhale and bend forward and keep looking straight.
  5. Hold your breath and position for some time.
  6. Slowly inhale and come back to Starting Position.

Benefits of mandukasana

  1. Doing the asana the pressure build-up in the abdominal region that massages the internal organs hence improve digestive health.
  2. Mandukasana gives you relief from diabetes, digestive disorders and constipation.
  3. This pose improves the flexibility and mobility of the knee and ankle joints.
  4. It helps tone muscles of the shoulder and abdomen.
  5. Regular practice of this pose increases your lung capacity.
  6. The practice of this pose also enhances the oxygen supply and other vital nutrients to the body that proves beneficial for stress and anxiety reduction.
  7. It stretches the muscles of the back, hips, knees, and ankles, and the stretch improves blood flow to these areas, prevent injury risk, and make it strong and tone.
  8. Practicing Madukasana also reduces back pain.
  9. Practicing the asana imposes pressure on the chest hence it helps to open the chest muscles, improves circulation, reduces strain from the blood vessel.
  10. The asana is also amazing while treating menstrual cramps, good for chest and shoulders, makes you feel relaxed, calms the mind, therapeutic for asthmatics, awakens the Kundalini, and also improves sexual health by stimulating the sexual organs and enhances sexual performance.

The final position of this pose resembles the shape of the frog so it is called as Mandukasana or frog  pose. Mandukasana or frog pose is an excellent exercise to reduce acidity, burning belly fat and for improving thigh muscles.