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Matsyasana ( Fish Pose )

Sanskrit:- मत्स्यासन

Matsya:- Fish

Asana:- Pose

Position:- Supine

Type:- Backbend, Chest opener

Strengthens: Muscles of the upper back, Back of the neck

Stretches: Navel, Throat, Psoas major muscle, Front of the neck, Muscles between the ribs.

Level:- Beginner

Elements:- Light, Ether

Anatomy:- Lower Back, Middle Back, Core Muscles, Chest and Neck Muscles

  • Fish pose is a reclining back- bending asana.

  • This asana helps to boost your energy.

Step by step

  • Lie flat on your back (in supine position) on your mat.

  • Take a few deep breaths and try to relax your mind and body.

  • Place your feet hip-distance apart and parallel with your knees.

  • Pressing down from your palms to your elbows and puff up your chest by rolling your shoulder back and try to arch your spine and head until your crown touch the ground.

  • You should feel your body creating a backbend.

  • Engage your upper back muscles to open and support your chest from behind.

  • , breathing smoothly, breathing smoothly then lead with the chest to raise the head and release back to the floor.


  • It helps to mobilize and strengthens your upper back and neck

  • Open your shoulder

  • Stretch your chest

  • Strengthen your quadriceps

  • Relieves tension in your neck, throat, and shoulders.

  • Improves posture.

  • Helps to relieve respiratory problems


High or low blood pressure

  • Migraine

  • High or low blood pressure

  • Insomnia

  • Lower-back or neck injury.

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