Fish Pose (Matsyasana) – Learn How To Practice This Asana In 3 Easy Steps | Yoga With Nutan


Fish Pose (Matsyasana) – Learn How To Practice This Asana In 3 Easy Steps | Yoga With Nutan

FISH POSE

Sanskrit Name – Matsyasana

Sanskrit Name Meaning – Matsya – Fish, Asana - Pose

Type of Asana – Backbend Yoga Pose

Target Areas – Lower Body


WHAT IS FISH POSE (MATSYASANA)?

Fish Pose (Matsyasana) is a backbend Yoga pose that opens your shoulders, chest and boosts your energy. It’s often practiced in preparation for Wild Thing Pose (Camatkarasana).


DO NOT PRACTICE FISH POSE (MATSYASANA) IF:

  1. You have a back or neck injury

  2. You’ve recently had surgery

BENEFITS OF FISH POSE (MATSYASANA)

  1. Opens your shoulders and chest

  2. Boosts energy

  3. Improves balance

HOW TO PRACTICE FISH POSE (MATSYASANA) IN 3 EASY STEPS

  1. Start in Staff Pose (Dandasana) and lay on your back. Lift up onto the top of your head. Straighten your arms and push your palms down into the ground, with your elbows lifted off the floor.

  2. Bring your shoulder blades together, this will open your chest. Keep your legs straight and fully engaged.

  3. Stay in this pose for as long as you feel comfortable and breathe deeply.

FISH POSE (MATSYASANA) VARIATION – LOTUS POSE (PADMASANA)

Start in Lotus Pose (Padmasana) and then lay on your back and get into Fish Pose (Matsyasana).


PREPARATORY POSES


Cobra Pose – Bhujangasana


Bow Pose – Dhanurasana


Bound Angle Pose - Baddha Konasana


Locust Pose – Salabhasana


Bridge Pose - Setu Bandha Sarvangasana


Hero Pose – Virasana


Reclining Hero Pose - Supta Virasana


Downward Facing Dog Pose - Adho Mukha Svanasana


FOLLOW UP POSES


Bridge Pose - Setu Bandha Sarvangasana


Cow Pose – Gomukhasana


Hero Pose – Virasana


Reclining Hero Pose - Supta Virasana


Camel Pose - Ustrasana

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