Matsyasana(Fish Pose) Steps, Benefits and Precautions

Matsyasana(Fish pose):

Matsyasana(Fish pose) means 'fish'. In this asana, the shape of the body becomes like a fish, hence it is called as a Matsyasana. This asana is capable of widening the chest and keeping it healthy.

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Let's follow the steps given below to do Matsyasana(Fish pose)-

  • Keep both palms open on the ground.
  • Now bring both your hands under the body and put them under your hips.
  • Keep palms must be under the knees and both the elbows should not be too far apart.
  • Now lift your chest upwards and at the same time tilt the head and neck back and touch the head from the ground.
  • Keep your feet and buttocks stable on the ground and try to lift the chest by putting it on the elbow, not the head.
  • Hold the thumb of both feet with the fingers of your hands and do not let the elbows loose. Stay in this position and breathe slowly.
  • To withdraw from the Matsyaasan mudra, first lift your legs comfortably and then slowly spread them directly to the floor.
  • Take a deep breath for a few minutes to completely relax your muscles and brain.

Benefits of Matsyasana(Fish Pose)-

  • This asana increases the eyesight of the eyes. 
  • The throat remains clean and diseases of chest and stomach are alleviated. 
  • There is no skin disease. 
  • Asthma patients get benefit from this. 
  • Stomach fat decreases. 
  • Cough is away.
  • This posture is beneficial for back pain
  • This posture is beneficial for thyroid patients.
  • With this posture, the spinal cord is flexible.
  • By doing this posture regularly, the thigh and stomach jerk will end soon.
  • This seat proves to be beneficial for asthma patients.


  • Do not do this asana in the condition of excessive pain in the chest and throat or any other disease. 
  • This asana should be done with caution; there is a fear of spontaneity in the neck.
  • This asana can be done for one to two minutes.

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