THE FISH POSTURE

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

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