Introduction: Matsyasana – The Fish Pose
The meaning of the Sanskrit word matsya signifies fish; hence this is the fish posture.
The pronunciation is like maht-see-yah-sa-na.
Benefits of Matsyasana – The Fish Pose
- The Matsya-Asana makes an outstanding enlargement and stretching out of the thorax which serves you free from high respiratory congestion.
- This asana is good for your heart.
- In addition, the problem of sinus are drained out and opened up from the inversion of the head, stretching out of the neck and force directed on the top of the head.
- The thyroidal and parathyroid gland secretory organ is provoked as well.
- Back muscle tissues gets refreshed.
- This asana helps to cure diseases like asthma and respiratory disorders.
- Headache caused by stiffness of neck muscle can be cured easily by this asana.
- Practicing this pose regularly helps to overcome impotency.
- It also helps to reduce thigh and belly fat.
Because this Asana isn’t a hard pose, it’s suggested that you breathe while carrying it for 2 and 4 minutes. Whenever you’re uneasy while respiring, arrest the position for the length of the breathed in time as per your choice. Try to repeat two or three times in a day.
Steps for Matsyasana – The Fish Pose
- Lie down flat on the backbone in the Shava Asana – The Corpse Pose.
- Holding back the buttocks on the base/floor, while breathing in slowly arouse your head, shoulders, backbone and upper arms away the base curving the backbone and arousing the thorax upward. Tilt the head backward and set the top of the head fixed upon the base.
- Arouse the elbows away the floor take your hands upward exactly beneath the thorax and unite them at the palms with the fingers directing erect up like the Anjali mudra or salutation hand motion. Carry for the length of the breathe in time or breath softly by the nostrils to stay on in the position longer.
- Slowly return to the Shava Asana – The Corpse Pose