More than Just a Bend: Half Frog Pose!

By HealthSignz | Published: July 16th, 2017

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Bend a bit more than usual while practicing Half Frog Pose and improve your posture for smooth functioning of the body and live a healthy and happy life

Half Frog Pose, also called as Ardha Bhekasana derives its name from Sanskrit where ‘Ardha’ means half, ‘Bheka’ means frog and ‘Asana’ means seat or pose. The pose is best for those who have flat feet and are not able to dance, run or walk for a long duration. Incorporating this pose in your daily routine has been known to prevent knee injuries, however, this benefit has not been observed in everybody.

Body Parts at Work

The pose involves ankles, thighs, groins, abdomen, chest, throat and deep hip flexors.

Psychological Benefits

This pose brings in calmness as the body’s digestive system works at it best due to stimulation of abdominal organs


  • One of the most recommended pose to improve posture
  • Stimulates abdominal organs and improves their functioning

To get the ultimate benefit of this pose, it is recommended to periodically practice this posture under the guidance of a certified yoga instructor. However, avoid this posture if you have high or low blood pressure, migraine, insomnia and low back, neck or shoulder injuries.

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