How To Do Fish Pose (Matsyasana)( मत्स्यसन कैसे करें)

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How To Do Fish Pose (Matsyasana)?
Matsyasana or Fish Pose is one of the best yoga poses for beginners as it is a ‘backbend asana’ that strengthens the upper back and the back of the neck and stretches the muscles of the front of the neck and the muscles between the ribs. The term Matsyasana is a combination of the words ‘Matsya’ (the Sanskrit word for fish) and ‘asana’ (meaning posture).
1. Sit in Dandasana (Staff Pose), with your legs extended in front of you and your spine long.
2. Slowly roll onto your back. Press your palms down and lift up to the top of your head.
3. Walk your fingers toward your feet until your arms are straight—your elbows should be off the floor. Again press down firmly with your palms, and tuck your shoulder blades into your back; this will lift and open your chest and support your neck.
4. Keep your legs and feet strongly engaged. If it feels like there’s too much pressure on your head or spine, see the modifications on page 32.
5. Place your attention on the sensation of your breath right at the edge of your nostrils. Don’t think about or visualize the breath, but actually tune in to the feeling of the wind energy passing in and out of your body. Let your mind settle into this practice of close attention.
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