Benefits Of Matsyasana
The name given to every asana derives its inspiration from nature. As this pose happens to look like a fish it is known as Matsyasana, the “fish pose”. Matsyasana is known as the destroyer of many diseases and this asana has to be done in Padmasana (the lotus pose) which may not be that easy for beginner. To make it easy you can do this by stretching your legs and then lie on your back. Knees bent and hands by your side. It is one of the back bend poses which, when done in the correct manner, would be very fruitful and useful for you.
If doing this for the first time can use supports for your neck in order to avoid any unnecessary strain. The use of a thick blanket may just be the thing you may need.
Do this asana on a blanket to avoid any damage to your back. slight variations can make it more challenging depending upon the person who is doing it. Hold his asana for 15 to 30 seconds to get the full benefit.
The intense pull of the asana helps by flexing your hips flexors and the intercostal muscles between the ribs to make it more functional. This asana helps to stretch most parts of your body. By the increasing stretch it stimulates the muscles and the abdominal organs including the neck and throat. This is the only asana which bends the spine and your neck backwards.
Pressure on and stretching of the neck also helps the thyroid glands, including the pineal and adrenal glands. The nervous system, kidneys, stomach, intestines, the pelvic organs are strengthened and toned due to this asana. Asthma patients health will improve by this asana.
It also helps in improving your posture. It is very useful for constipation, mild headache, fatigue and menstrual pain.