[Pose of the Week] Stretch It Out with Downward-Facing Frog Pose (Beginner)
Downward-Facing Frog Pose provides an intense stretch with many other amazing benefits! Here’s a quick video tutorial to help you make the most of this awesome beginner pose…
Downard-Facing Frog Pose (Adho Mukha Mandukasana) may be a simple pose, but it is also fairly intense, especially if you have tight hips. Besides being thought to reduce stress and anxiety, this pose helps relieve back pain, increases hip flexibility, and stretches the inner thighs and groin region. It also improves posture and circulation, stimulates the digestive system, and may help to relieve menstrual cramps. Obviously, this is one pose you may want to add to your regular lineup of yoga postures!
Be sure to warm up your knees and hips before attempting this pose. As with any new yoga pose, go slowly and listen to your body. If you feel pain, back off. If you have sensitive knees, you can put a folded blanket under your knees for some extra cushioning.
You may want to avoid this pose if you have knee or ankle injuries.
Here’s how to do Downward-Facing Frog Pose: