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How to Do the Fish Pose

How to Do the Fish Pose

How to Do the Fish Pose. You know those claims that eating fish will
make you smarter and healthier? Well, the Fish Pose ups the ante: Traditional
yoga texts call this pose “the destroyer of all diseases.” You will need Comfortable clothing suitable
for stretching and moving A calm place where you won’t be distracted or disturbed and a
yoga mat or folded towel. Do not attempt this pose if you are pregnant
or suffer from a hernia or a neck or back injury. Step 1. Lie on your back with your spine straight,
your arms and legs extended out and relaxed. Step 2. Lift your pelvis off the floor slightly as
you slide your hands under your butt, palms down. Allow your butt to rest on top of your hands,
with your forearms tucked in to your sides. Step 3. Inhale and bend your elbows, pressing your
forearms down to help lift your back up, raising your chest, head, shoulders, upper back and
upper arms off the floor. Step 4. Drop your head back, allowing the top of your
head to rest on the mat. Your weight should remain mostly on your elbows. If you feel any strain in your neck or throat,
lower your back slightly or put a folded towel under your neck and back for more support. Step 5. Hold this pose for a several relaxed breaths. To vary the pose, slowly raise your arms off
the mat and bring them in front of your chest, palms touching. Step 6. Release the pose by returning your arms or
legs to the ground if either are lifted, and then ease yourself out of the arch to bring
your upper back down to the ground. Eat fish for dinner and consider yourself
a paragon of health. Did you know In Hinduism, the fish is a symbol
of Vishnu the Creator, who is said to have taken the form of a gold fish to save the
world from a great flood.

15 comments on “How to Do the Fish Pose

  1. eating fish is not in alignment with the yogic principal of ahimsa (non-harming). 
    good explanation, but encouraging people to eat fish is not necessary or wise for would be yogis and yoginis

  2. good Matsyasana (Fish Pose) Benefits, Video Guide And Precautions

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