While performing this asana, the body takes the shape of a frog. So this asana is called Mandukasana.
Technique : Take the legs backwards. Let the feet touch each other. Stretch the knees on both the sides. Rest the hands as shown in the figure. Keep the knees as apart as possible. Keep the trunk straight. Look straight and breathe normally. Remain in this position for eight to twelve seconds. Perform this asana twice in the first week. Later, practise this asana four times.
(1) This asana is effective in reducing the weight of the thighs, hips and the abdomen.
(2) This asana strengthens the lower parts of the loins.
(3) This asana increases sexual ability. It removes the defects of the reproductive system of women.
(4 ) This asana stimulates the digestive system.
(5 ) The benefits which Padmasana gives can be obtained from this asana also.