Matsya is a Sanskrit word. It means fish. When we do this our body seems as if fish. That’s why this position has been called matsya position.
- Lie down on the floor on your back. Keep your legs straight. Do not bend them from the knees. Stretch your legs.
- Bend your legs from your knees and place your feet on the floor.
- Now take a deep breath and try to lift up your body from your chest in the upward direction.
- Slightly lift up your buttocks in the air and try to slide your hands below your buttocks.
- Rest your buttocks on the upper side of your palms.
- Place your hands and elbows on the floor beside your body.
- Lift up your upper body away from the floor and try to remain steady in this position.
- Remember the crown of your head should rest on the ground. Do not put much weight on your head to avoid neck injury.
- Do not forget to breathe slowly and deeply.
- Stay in this position for about 30 seconds and then release.
- Repeat this activity 10 times every day.
- Helps relieve upper respiratory congestion as well as benefits the heart.
- The sinus are drained and opened from the inversion of the head, stretching of the neck and pressure placed on the top of the head.
- The thyroid and parathyroid glands are stimulated as well.
- It stretches the muscles of your belly and also helps in toning the abdominal organs.
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