Fish Pose (Matsyasana)

Fish Pose (Matsyasana) is a simple back bending position that opens up your chest and abdomen organs. It also neutralizes the pressure over spine and neck. With a deep stretch, you can enjoy several benefits with Fish Pose (Matsyasana). It offers stretch to various body parts like throat, neck, back and legs. It also improves your body flexibility and body posture. It stimulates your respiratory system and other breathing problems. It is good for menstrual pain and constipation. It boosts up energy levels and reduces stress and anxiety. It is also popular as heart opening yoga position. It helps you with emotional growth and manages various stress levels. Keep your body clam when practicing Fish Pose (Matsyasana).

Step by step guide to Fish Pose (Matsyasana)

  • Begin with lying position on your back and extend your legs and arms actively. Fix your palms on the floor facing downwards.
  • Lift up your chest and keep your upper back in arch position. Slightly tilt your head back and fix head crown on the floor. Keep pressing through forearms and hands. Also maintain your body weight throughout the process.
  • Your thighs should be energized and active. Hold up to few seconds and release your body back to lying position.

In case you are feeling awkward body pain then support your body with some prop. You can also practice Fish Pose (Matsyasana) by keeping your legs in Lotus yoga position. You can even make this pose more challenging with slight variations.