MATSYASANA – THE FISH POSTURE

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Description :

Matsya in sanskrit means “Fish”. The name of the posture derives from the fact that if you adopt the position in water, you will float quite easily.

Health Benefits :

  • Stretches your deep hip flexors and intercostals (muscles between the ribs)
  • Relieves tension in your neck, throat, and shoulders
  • Stretches and tones the front of your neck and your abdominals
  • Stretches and stimulates the organs of your belly and throat
  • Strengthens your upper back and the back of your neck
  • Relieves stress and irritation
  • Improves posture
  • Therapeutic for rounded-shoulders, asthma, spasms in the bronchial tubes, and other respiratory issues

Step1 :

Lie down on your back with your legs straight and your feet together. Place your hands, palms down, underneath your thighs.

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Step2 :

Pressing down on your elbows, inhale and arch your back. Drop your head back so that the top of your head is on the floor, but your weight should rest on your elbows. Exhale. Breathe deeply while in the position, keeping your legs and lower torso relaxed. To come out of the pose, lift your head and place it gently back down, then release the arms.

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