Fish Pose - Information
The complimentary counter pose to Sarvangasana. This pose stretches the thyroid fully with a beautifully arched spine following the compression of the throat and thyroid gland in shoulder stand.
This is a level one pose and a lovely heart and chest opener. Breathing deeply through the nose in this pose allows oxygen to reach the apex of the lungs. With regular practice the arch in the spine will deepen, the arms will strengthen and less weight will be on the crown of the head.
Matsyasana - Instructions Step by Step
From Savasana - Corpse pose, bring the feet and legs together, arms by the side of the body, palms on the buttocks or thighs.
Inhale, pressing into the elbows, sit up half way looking down towards the feet.
Tilt the pelvis forward arching the lower back, inhale to expand the chest and fully arch the upper spine, exhale the crown of the head to the floor.
Massage to the thyroid and parathyroids in the throat
Breathing deeply in the pose allows oxygen to reach the base of the lungs
Upper spinal nerves are nourished
Stretching of the intercostal muscles of the ribs
Builds strength and elasticity of the lungs
Excellent pose for asthma sufferers
Head, Neck, Shoulder and Back Injuries.