Yoga for asthma: Matsyasana (Fish Posture)

Matsyasana is also known as fish posture. It can be termed as yoga for asthma, depression, neck pain. This yoga for asthma expands the chest by increasing lung capacity. Strengthens the back muscles. Matsyasana encourages deep breathing hence beneficial for depression and anxiety.

1) Sit in Padmasana.

2) Lie back with the legs on the floor. Place both hands on the ground, to the side of the knees.

3) Take a long breath and exhale. Taking the weight on the palms, lift the head and chest off the ground.

4) Bring the center of the crown of the head to the ground by bending the dorsal and cervical spine backwards. The upper body will take a shape of an arch now.

5) Free the hands after the weight is balanced on the head. Hold them to the big toes by hooking the index fingers around, only elbows should touch the ground (see the Image).

6) Hold this position, with deep breathing, as advised by Our Yoga Doctor.

7) Then release your hands and release your head with the help of your hands. Then release your legs

8) Take rest in Shavasana.

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Practice this Asana as prescribed by our Yoga Doctor.

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