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Matsyasana - The Fish Pose

Matsyasana - The Fish Pose

This reduces the stiffness in the muscles around cervical, thoracic and lumbar regions. It also strengthens the lungs. A good exercise to improve the health of asthma patients.

How to do Matsyasana? 

  • Lie down flat on your back. Keep your feet together.
  • Place your hands on the floor, palms facing downwards. Move your hands beneath your thighs, close to your buttocks.
  • Keep your forearms firmly on the floor and lift your chest up by weighing down on your elbows.
  • When your chest is off the floor, lower your head back till it touches the floor.
  • Ensure that your elbows, and not your head, bear the weight of your torso.
  • Breathe evenly as your body is now an arch. Maintain the posture for around a minute.
  • To unwind from the posture, lift your head off the floor and straighten your back. 
  • Now, lower your torso completely onto the floor. Relax your body.