Awake & Evolve: Cycle 3 – Half Frog Pose Focus

The third cycle of Awake & Evolve workouts builds strength and endurance in the lower body, with brief meditations to calm the mind and relieve stress.

Yogi’s Tip: Half Frog Pose is best practiced after a workout when sweaty, or after warming up with Sun Salutations and standing poses including backbends.

Lie on your belly and come up to your torso up with your elbows underneath your shoulders.
Begin to bend your left knee and reach your left hand back to hold onto your foot.
Make sure your fingers are pointing in the same direction as your toes, as you lift your elbow up toward the ceiling.

Using your upper body, press the your left foot towards the floor.

Lengthen and open up through the chest, and neck as you feel a deep stretch in the front of the thigh and psoas.
Stay in the pose for 10-15 deep breaths, release and try the pose on the right side.

Benefits of Half Frog Include:

  • Stretches and lengthens; hip flexors, thighs, groins, chest, abdominals, spine, and neck.
  • Improves posture and discomfort caused by prolonged sitting.
  • Strengthens the back muscles and opens the spine.
  • Stimulates the uterus and organs of the abdomen.