Frog pose

BENEFITS:

Mechanic:

deep inner leg opener targeting the adductors, most people report a strong feeling of compression in the hip socket, the pose might also compress the back.

Energetic:

targets the Liver channel, with the arms stretched forward above the head, the Heart-Lungs pathways.

Mind/emotions:

energizing, stimulating.

CONTRADICTIONS:

Be cautious in case of back/hip injury.

HELP & PROPS:

Using some padding for the knees to avoid too much compression against the floor.

Resting chest on a bolster if using upper body strength to sustain the pose.

TIME RECOMMENDED:

Three to five minutes.

RELEASING THE POSE:

If you are already close to the floor, release the legs and glide onto your belly.

If you are on a bolster, ease back into child pose.

ADDITIONAL TIPS:

This pose might not be for everyone, depending on the degree of compression on the hips, if the compression is too great try Dragonfly instead.

 

 

 

 

Huge inspiration in preparing yin yoga descriptions was Sebastian Pucelle and Murielle Burellier website:

with-yinyoga.com