Alternative Name :-Frog Pose, Froggy Posture, Manduka Asana, Manduk Asan.

The shape of this formation resembles a frog, so that’s why this asana is called Mandukasana. In sanskrit frog is called a manduk.

How to start OR How to reach the stretch :-

  • 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.

How to end OR How to release the stretch :-

  • Come back in first position and relax.

How it help or Benfits of Mandukasana:-

  • Mandukasana improves functions of all organs.
  • It is advised in the treatment of constipation, diabetes and digestive disorders.
  • This asana is effective in reducing the weight of thighs,hips and the abdomen.
  • This asana strengthens the lower parts of the loins.
  • This asana increases sexual ability.
  • It removes the defects of the reproductive system of women.
  • This asana stimulates the digestive system.
  • It benefits which Padmasana gives can be obtained from this asana also.

Precaution of Mandukasana:-

  • Not for the people who are suffering from peptic or duodenal ulcer, severe back pain and cardiac problem, and patients who have undergone abdominal surgery.
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