Matsyasana: Fish Pose

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Matsyasana

Fish Pose

“Destroyer of all diseases”

 

Benefits:

Stretches your hip flexors (psoas) and your muscles (intercostals) between the ribs while stimulating your belly and front and back of your neck. Also helps to improve your posture.

 

Directions:

Start lying down on your mat with legs together and arms to your sides.

Roll your forearms and palms underneath your sits bones while pressing up to your elbows.

Press your heart up while dropping the crown of your head back and pointing the toes forward.

 

Modifications:

If you feel any pinching or pulling at the back of your neck, grab a blanket and place at the base of the neck for extra support.

Use a block or bolster to help support your sternum up and back.

 

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