Frog Pose

Frog Pose is a deep hip opening and inner thigh stretch commonly used in yin yoga.

It is a kneeling posture with the knees spread wide and the arms supporting the weight of the body. It can be performed for all level.

While typically seen in a yin practice, it is also a great cool-down posture at the end of a vinyasa session when the body is nice and warm and ready to go deep.

It is important to maintain steady, even breath control during this posture, because it can get more intense the longer you hold it!

How to Do Frog Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1

Start in Extended Child’s Pose with the big toes together and the knees apart.

Step 2

Begin to open the feet so they line up with the knees, creating a 90 degree angle in the legs. Flex the feet to press the big toe side of the foot down for muscle tone.

Step 3

Extend the arms in front of your, leaning onto the forearms or pressing the chest all the way to the floor for support.

Step 4

Hold for 5 breaths up to 5 minutes.

Frog Pose Benefits

  • Stretches the groin and inner thighs
  • Improves digestion and menstrual cramps
  • Decompresses the lower spine
  • Stimulates kidney, liver, and spine meridian points from Chinese medicine