Mandukasana – Frog Pose, How To Do, Benefits, Effect on Doshas


By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S

In this pose the practitioner assumes the shape of a frog and hence the name. There is another yoga pose called Bhekasana which also translates to frog pose but the method of doing the pose differs in both cases.

Manduka = frog
Asana = pose

It is one of the important poses which gives good massage to the abdominal organs and burns extra fat around your belly.

It is also called as Frog Pose III. Its variants Adho Mukha Mandukasana and Bhekasana are called as Frog Poses I and II respectively.
Read – Health Benefits Of Yoga: Mind And Body

Preparation for Mandukasana

  • Mandukasana i.e. frog pose is done in the early hours of the day preferably. It may alternatively be done in the evening if morning schedules do not allow you to perform the pose.
  • It is done on empty stomach. Keep bowel and bladder empty before performing this pose.
  • Food shall be…

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