MATSYASANA

The word “matsya” is derived from a Sanskrit word meaning “fish” and “asana” meaning “posture” or “seat”


STEPS TO BE FOLLOWED:
•Lie down on your back with yours legs together and hands beside your body such that your palms are facing the ground.
•Bend your knees, cross your legs one over the other such that your toes are lying closer to your pelvic floor and your thighs resting on the mat. 
•Now bend your elbows letting them rest on the mat closer to your waist.
•Hold your left ankle with your right palm and right ankle with your left palm.
•Inhaling lift your chest up and the head resting on the mat.
•Stay in this posture for 7-10 breaths (each breath must be 6-8 seconds).
•Now slowly drop your chest down, release your hands place them beside your body.
•Stretch your legs and relax in shavasana.


BENEFITS:
•It helps in improving digestion.
•It helps in stretching the chest and neck.
•It helps in relieving respiratory problems.
•It helps in toning pituitary, parathyroid and pineal glands.
•It helps in strengthening the muscles of upper back and neck.


CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
•Hypertension, Low blood pressure, Insomnia, Headache, Back injury.


DISCLAIMER:- PLEASE PRACTICE UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF YOGA TEACHER/ YOGA EXPERT.

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