Matsyasan (Fish Pose) : Benefits, Method, Precautions, Modifications

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Matsyasan Fish pose
The world is going through lots of mental as well as physical tension. The world is suffering a lot. The world is running fast and no one has the time to focus on their mental and physical health. the problem here is that no one knows the actual solution to this problem. All they can search and think about is going to the gym or a therapist and spending lots of money without being sure about the results. What could be the solution for this? the solution I can assure for this problem is yoga. Yoga is one of the cheapest solutions with guaranteed results that one can rely on. It is believed that there are 84000 animal species on the earth and there is 84 yoga poses based on those species.
You can find thousands of yoga postures in total and you can find postures personalized for every problem. From a minor headache to your worst mental health. There is a solution for every problem. This generation is more tends to sit for a longer period than they must do in general. The inactivity in the body causes stiffed back, and neck which results in migraine and cervical. Hence it is very important to give at least 15 minutes to your body in a day to prevent yourself from all this. one of the most effective poses is matsyasan.
Matsyasana is a Sanskrit word where Matsya means fish and asana means pose. Hence, matsyasan is also known as a fish pose. The name of the pose has its relevance with the fish. When an individual is practicing this pose his body looks like a big fish.
Talking about the benefits the pose will strengthen and lengthen your spine and neck. This pose can be practiced by beginners and by any age group. This is a very simple lying on back posture. achieving this posture is not hard, all you need is to focus and balance your body.  It stretches your whole upper body and increases its flexibility. It is very beneficial in enhancing the overall body posture. this is one of the twelve postures mentioned in hatha yoga.
Matsyasana was first mentioned in the ancient text, gheranda Samhita, in the 17th century. The asana is also useful in reducing the backache and strengthening your shoulder blades. You can visit Yogpathwellness.com to learn more about the pose.
Benefits:
Matsyasana is the easiest yet very effective pose. It includes various hidden benefits. It is very important to learn about the benefits of the pose that you are practicing. It is believed that if you know the benefits of the particular pose you will feel more effective than a person practicing without knowing the benefits. One should gather all the information such as benefits, precautions, and right technique along with the props or modifications that can be used in the whole process to avoid any kind of injury and to attain the maximum benefits out of the pose.

Technique:
It is very important to follow the accurate technique for a pose to avoid any kind of injury. Before practicing matsyasan one should learn the proper technique of the pose to avoid any kind of injury. The correct technique needs to be practiced to get the maximum benefits out of it. let’s have a look into the correct technique of the pose to avoid injury. 
Step 1:  lie on the back with your hands beside your thighs. you must keep your body straight. fix yourself in a comfortable position to avoid injury.
Step 2: keep your hands on the outer thighs to support yourself a little and puffed up your chest by rolling your shoulder blades in the inward direction. You should feel your body creating a backbend.
Step 3: Place your palms onto the mat. Tuck your hands under your butts to stable yourself into a more comfortable position.
Step 4: lower the crown of your head such that it touches the floor and tilt it in the inward direction. You will feel a gentle stretch in your throat.
Step 5: Keep your legs engaged and your toes active throughout the posture. Hold on to the pose for at least 5 minutes or as long as you can without getting injured to your body.
Step 6: Relax and get back to the initial position.
Precautions:
Everybody reacts differently to a particular pose. Hence an individual needs to practice the pose according to their body type. They must read all the precautions before practicing the pose. An individual needs to learn all the precautions before practicing any of the poses to ensure safety and avoid injury. Props and Modifications:
Everybody reacts differently to the same pose. It depends on the individual’s body about how they will react to a particular posture. so if you are among the people who aren’t flexible enough or new to yoga, it becomes essential to practice the pose by using some props and modification.