#WellnessWednesday - Yoga for Life: Week 51

Half Frog Pose

Benefits:

  • Stretches knees, hips, and abdomen.
  • Improves posture.
  • Can help strengthen back muscles.

Foundation & General Alignment:

  • Start in Cobra pose, bend one knee in at a time and grab foot with hand. Gently push/pull foot towards back of thigh.
  • Tops of feet are pressing into ground, toes flat on ground.
  • Legs are engaged, flexed.
  • Shoulders are back.
  • Head isn’t pulled back, looking forward.
  • Elbows aren’t full extended.

Common Problems:

  • Legs aren’t engaged.
  • Shoulders are up by ears, head is collapsed.
  • Pushing too hard on foot, may hurt knee.

Modifications:

  • Can be on forearms instead of hands.
  • Can also be laying down.

 

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