Fish Pose or Matsyasana


The word “matsya” means “fish” and “asana” means “pose” or “posture”. In this pose, the performer’s body appears like that of a fish or matsya. That is why this pose is called Fish Pose or Matsyasana.

How to perform or do Fish Pose (Matsyasana):

First Step: Lie on your back as shown in the picture. Keep your feet together and hands alongside the body. Let the body relax.

Step Two: Place your hands under your hips, with palms facing downside. Try to keep elbows as close to each other as you easily can.

Step Three: Now, inhale and lift your head and chest up as shown in the picture.

Step Four: Keeping the chest raised, bring the head backward until the top of the head touches the floor. Keep your body in the position as described, but make sure that you place the weight on the elbows and not on the head.

Step Five: Now, elevate your chest from in between your shoulder blades, while pressing the thighs as well as legs to the ground.

Step Six: Keep your body in the position described in step five for as long as you easily can. Keep on gently breathing in and out and relax with every breath.

Final Step: Lift your head up, lower the chest and head to the ground. Bring your hand from under your hips and keep them along the sides of the body. Now, let your body totally relax.

4/07/2016
Fish Pose or Matsyasana

The word “matsya” means “fish” and “asana” means “pose” or “posture”. In this pose, the performer’s body appears like that of a fish or matsya. That is why this pose is called Fish Pose or Matsyasana.

How to perform or do Fish Pose (Matsyasana):

First Step: Lie on your back as shown in the picture. Keep your feet together and hands alongside the body. Let the body relax.

Step Two: Place your hands under your hips, with palms facing downside. Try to keep elbows as close to each other as you easily can.

Step Three: Now, inhale and lift your head and chest up as shown in the picture.

Step Four: Keeping the chest raised, bring the head backward until the top of the head touches the floor. Keep your body in the position as described, but make sure that you place the weight on the elbows and not on the head.

Step Five: Now, elevate your chest from in between your shoulder blades, while pressing the thighs as well as legs to the ground.

Step Six: Keep your body in the position described in step five for as long as you easily can. Keep on gently breathing in and out and relax with every breath.

Final Step: Lift your head up, lower the chest and head to the ground. Bring your hand from under your hips and keep them along the sides of the body. Now, let your body totally relax.