#WellnessWednesday - Yoga for Life: Week 44

Frog pose

Benefits:

  • One of the best hip openers.
  • Helps tone core.
  • Great beginning stretch for straddle splits.

Foundation & General Alignment:

  • Foundation includes your forearms, and your legs.
  • The purpose of the pose is not to be flat on the ground, but to stretch the inner thighs.
  • Upper body is supported by the forearms.
  • Legs are separated and bent at the knees, make sure they are pointing straight back.
  • Keep legs activated.
  • Make sure shoulders are back and away from ears.
  • Head can be looking straight ahead.

Common Problems:

  • Gripping butt.
  • Shoulders are not activated.
  • Forcing the hips towards the ground.

Modifications:

  • Blanket underneath hips for support.
  • One leg back at a time instead of both at the same.

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