Matsyasana or Fish pose is an asana. It is commonly considered a counter asana to sarvangasana, or shoulder stand, specifically within the context of the Ashtanga vinyasa yoga primary series.This is a good exercise for stomach. It activates the intestines and beneficial in cervical pain and when the rear bone of the neck is enlarged.This asana is very useful for persons suffering from chronic cough, bronchial asthma, congestion, infected tonsils and other respiratory disorders.
Extends the mid section and neck.
Help to reduce presurre in the neck and shoulder.
Tones the parathyroid, pituitary and pineal organs.
It cures asthma and respiratory issue.
It quits draining hemorrhoids.
It provides relief from respiratory disorders by encouraging deep breathing.
It improves posture
It relieves constipation
It relieves stress and irritation
Ho To Do:
Sit with your legs fully stretched out. Blend each leg at the knees and place your feet on the other hip joint. Both the heels are adjusted in such a way that each presses the adjacent portion of the abdomen.This forms the foot lock in a sitting position.
Bend backwards and, exhaling, rest your weight on the elbow. Push your neck backwards and slightly rise the hip upward thus making an arch of the spine.
Then, by making hooks of the forefingers, hold your toes on the corresponding side without crossing your arms.This posture should be maintained for sometime with slow and deep breathing.
For reverting to the original position, release the foot lock and return to the supine position by lowering the arch.