One right away identifies this asana with the
metaphorical relevance like any other Yoga
But here the asana is suggestive of the quality of
floating like a fish – a state that`s induced by
assuming this posture.
The Fish Pose or Matsyasana in Hindi is the
counterpose to the Shoulder Stand
(Sarvangasana) and must always be practiced
How to do Matsya Asana
Benefits of Matsyasana
2. As your chest is long-drawn-out, the ability of your lungs increases and breathing becomes easier. This helps with asthma and bronchitis.
3. Pressure on the neckline works on the thyroid and the parathyroid gland (which regulates the body’s calcium levels). This asana balance metabolism and boosts the immune system.
4. Most abdominal and stomach evils are also corrected as your intestines, and abdominal muscles are stretched and toned. It is good for constipation and piles.
5. It tones the anxious system, the pelvic organs and the nerves connected with sexual function. It also helps stop and repair reproductive system disorders.
Precautions and contraindications.
1. Avoid this posture better if you have low blood pressure or low blood pressure.
2. Patients with insomnia and migraine should also refrain from putting fish.
3. If you have a back injury, it is strongly recommended to avoid this asana.
Tips for beginners
As a beginner, you may feel the tension in your neck as you begin to practice this asana. To avoid this, you can lower your chest a little or place a folded blanket under your head until you feel comfortable in this asana.
Possibilities of placement of
This asana can also be done with the legs straight and the fingers pointing outwards. To dig a little, you can also lift your legs about six inches off the ground and make sure your fingers are pointed.
If you want to increase the stretch, place your hands on the Anjali Mudra instead of placing it under your buttocks. To bring your hands to the Anjali Mudra, stretch your arms and point your fingers towards the ceiling.
The science behind Matsyasana
This asana is known to be focused and resistant when you feel insecure and agitated. In this asana, your legs are so anchored that they feel buried deep in the ground. This raises the chest and deepens the breath. Fish Pose strengthens your back and abdomen, and the curvature of the neck has a positive effect on the thyroid gland. Like all reflexive postures, this asana helps alleviate your mood.
They say that this asana acts as a refreshing break that anchors you and awakens you. You will feel energized and full of life. Nobody prevents you from doing this asana in the middle of the afternoon! When you sit in the office and your column is rounded all day, you can perform movements similar to those of Matsyasana in your chair to reverse the traces of your posture.