Mandukasan (Frog Pose)

By Yogabhekasana, Frog Pose, Mandukasan, Mandukasan (Frog Pose)

In Sanskrit “Manduk” means “frog”, “Asana” means “Posture”.  The English name of this asana is “Frog Pose”.


Position : Sitting

Type : Forward Bending

Spiritual Awareness : Manipura and Svadisthan Chakra
Physical Awareness : Abdominal push and breathing

Dosha Suitability : Pita

Introducery Asanas : Vajrasan



  1. Sit in Vajrasana with the back, neck, and head in a straight line.
  2. Make fists of both hands. Touch both thumbs and place the joint of thumbs on the navel.
  3. Press both fists against the abdomen and with exhalation start bending forward trying to touch the forehead to the ground or try to band as much as the body permits.
  4. Try to be in the final position as comfortably as you can and as long as you can.
  5. While coming out, inhale and take the position of Vajrasan.
  6. Repeat this four times.


Follow-up Asana: Balasan or Shavasan


Physical Benefits: 

  1. Mandukasana improves functions of all organs.
  2. Effective in reducing the weight of thighs, hips and the acdomen.
  3. Strengthens the lower parts of the loins.
  4. Increases sexual ability.
  5. Stimulates the digestive system.
  6. The benefits which Padmasana gives can be obtained from this asana also.


Therapeutic Benefits:

  1. Exercises pancreas and cures diabetes.
  2. It is a good exercise for heart.
  3. Helps with constipation and digestive disorders.
  4. It removes the defects of the reproductive system of women.


Precautions and Contraindications:

  1. Peptic or duodenal ulcers.
  2. Severe back pain.
  3. Cardiac problems.
  4. Patients who have undergone abdominal surgery should not attempt this asana.

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