This asana name comes from Sanskrit words. The first Sanskrit word which is included here is “matsy” which mean “fish” and “asana” means “posture” or “pose”. This asana also called as “Fish pose” just because of the shape which it resembles while doing this asana.Now let’s further study about matsyasana and how it is beneficial for healing body pain.
STEPS TO BE FOLLOWED WHILE DOING MATSYASANA
1 Step: The first and foremost step is to simply sit down on the floor.
2 Step: After that bend your right leg and place your right foot on your left thigh.
3 Step: Then bend your left leg and place your left foot on your right thigh.
4 Step: Hold your toes with your hands.
5 Step: Slowly roll your back until your arms are straight and balance on your top of the head just like in photo and press your elbows downwards.
6. Step: Remain in this position for about 30-60 seconds then slowly come back to your original position first bring your spine back and then straight your legs and relax in this state.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF MATSYASANA
- Strengths your back muscles and makes your back stronger.
- Improves your digestion and any kind of digestive issues.
- Gives flexibility to your body.
- Gives you relief from any kind of stress and fatigue.
- Constipation which is common now a days this asana helps to cure constipation.
6. Improves posture of your body.
7. Stretch your upper body thus provide extra oxygen to your lungs.
8. Removes stiffness from your spine and back muscles.
9. Stretches your neck.
10. Cures any kind of respiratory problems as it stretches your upper body thus it provides extra oxygen.
11. Matsyasana helps to remove menstrual problems.
12. Improves the functioning of thyroid glands and develops strong immune system.
13. Opens up your chest.
PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN WHILE DOING MATSYASANA.
1. During pregnancy you should avoid to do this asana.
2. If a person have any kind of severe back or neck injury they should avoid to do matsyasana.
3. When you raise your body make sure you must take support of your elbows while it may result in any kind of neck or spine injury.
4. People who suffers from any kind of following conditions must avoid to do this asana.
(a) back or neck injury.
(b) peptic ulcers.
(c) heart diseases.
5. Individuals suffering from high or low blood pressure must avoid to do this asana.
6. Migraine patients also find this asana difficult to perform but if they do make sure under the guidance of a supervision.