Other Names

Frog Pose, Froggy Posture, Manduka Asana, Manduk Asan


The shape of this formation resembles a frog, so that’s why this asana is called Mandukasana. In sanskrit frog is called a manduk.

How to reach the stretch

  • Sit in Vajrasana with both the legs bent in the rear.
  • Keep both the paws of the legs touching each other. Keep both the heels opened out. Sit with waist and back straight supporting the buttocks on the two heels.
  • Now separate the knees as far apart as possible. This is Manduk sitting.
  • Now for Mandukasana bring both the knees in the front touching each other.
  • Close both the fists of the hands and keep them on the belly on both the sides of the navel.
  • Lower the body in front and let the forehead touch the ground.

How to release the stretch


  • Mandukasana improves functions of all organs. It is advised in the treatment of constipation, diabetes and digestive disorders.
  • This asana is effective in reducing the weight of thighs,hips and the abdomen.
  • This asana strengthens the lower parts of the loins.
  • This asana increases sexual ability.It removes the defects of the reproductive system of women.
  • This asana stimulates the digestive system.
  • It benefits which Padmasana gives can be obtained from this asana also.


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