This Asana is called Matsyasana because a person can float on water like a fish for sometime if he lies in this posture while swimming. Sit with legs fully stretched out. Bend one after another legs at the knees and place the feet on the other hip joint. Adjust both the heels are in such a way that each presses adjacent portion of the abdomen. This forms the foot lock in a sitting position. Bend backwards while exhaling and rest your weight on the elbows. Push the neck backward and slightly rise the hip upward thus making an arch of the spine. Then, by making hooks of the forefingers, hold the toes on the corresponding side without crossing the arms. This posture should be maintained for some time with slow and deep breathing. For reverting to the original position, release the footlock and return to the spine position lowering the arch.

Pic courtesy – Arcot N Vasudeva Raju

BENEFITS : it is very useful for persons suffering from chronic cough, bronchail asthama, congestion, infected tonsils and other respiratory disorders. Problems relating to thyroid and para-thyroid glands could also be overcome by performing this Asana.

Matsyasana should be done to derive full benefits of Sarvangasana.

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