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How to Do Frog Pose

Strike a Yoga Pose: Frog

The yoga pose known as Half Frog allows you to stretch your quads individually, and since I'm a runner and biker, it's one of my favorite stretches. If you like that pose, you should try the more challenging Frog pose that stretches both quads simultaneously. Not only will this pose stretch out the front of your thighs, but it will also give you a nice stretch in your chest and shoulders.

Sanskrit Name: Bhekasana
English Translation: Frog Pose
  • Lie on your belly and prop your torso up with your elbows.
  • Bend both knees and reach your hands back to hold on to your feet. If it's difficult to get ahold of both feet at the same time, grab one foot first, and then the other.
  • Turn your fingers so they are pointing in the same direction as your toes, and lift your elbows up so they're pointing toward the ceiling. This will allow you to get more leverage so you can use your upper body strength to press the soles of both feet toward the floor, which will increase the stretch in your quads. Lift your chest as high as you can.
  • Stay here for five deep breaths, then release your feet and straighten your legs.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
alethia037 alethia037 8 years
Thanks Fit!
Fitness Fitness 8 years
alethia, the link works now. sorry 'bout that.
alethia037 alethia037 8 years
The link to the half frog doesn't work ;(
michlny michlny 8 years
I love this pose! I'm surprised my yoga teacher never introduced it....I will ask for it this week! :) Thank you!
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
Amazing. I'm with ahaynes. I want to know how long you've been doing yoga Fit! And how long did it take you to be able to do poses like that? Cause my body just doesn't bend that way...
Faylinn Faylinn 8 years
That is incredible! And also incredibly difficult. It looks unreal.
ahaynes ahaynes 8 years
Amazing Fit! Two questions, 1) How long have you been practicing yoga? 2) What are good lead-up poses for those of us with super tight hips?
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