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Bhekasana | Frog pose by Caroline Klebl

Bhekasana, frog pose is practiced in the second series of ashtanga yoga. It is practiced after shalabhasana, locust pose. It stretches the thighs and ankles and builds strength in the lower back.

Enter bhekasana from adho mukha shvanasana, downward facing dog pose. Shift your weight forward until you’re in a plank position. Exhale lower the body down to the floor. Bend the knees. Take hold of the tops of the feet with each hand. Then rotate the hands until the fingers are facing forward over the tops of the feet. Press the feet down until the heels touch the floor. Raise the chest and head and look up into the forehead. Breathe deeply for five to ten breaths. Practice bhekhasana until it is comfortable and the heels touch the floor.” Sthira sukham asanam.” Yoga poses are to be steady and enjoyable.

Enjoy bhekasana!

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