Matsya Asana


MATSYA ASANA


Introduction:

        Matsya means Machhali (fish) in Sanskrit language. The neck is bent forwardly in Sarvanga Asana whereas the neck is bent backwardly in this Matsya Asana. The person, who does the practice of this asana, can swim in the water for many hours without moving, so it is called Matsya Asana. The practice of this asana makes the vertebrae and muscles of the neck flexible and strong because of stretching forwardly and backwardly.

 Matsya means Machhali (fish) in Sanskrit language. The neck is bent forwardly in Sarvanga Asana whereas the neck is bent backwardly in this Matsya Asana. The person, who does the practice of this asana,Technique:

        First, sit on the floor in Padma Asana for practice of this asana. For sitting in Padma Asana, sit on the floor and bend your right leg from the knee and put on the left thigh thereafter bend your left leg from the knee and put on the right thigh. After sitting in Padma Asana, lie down on the back slowly with the help of hands. Both knees should remain in the contact of earth while doing so and the back bone should remain straight. Now raise the head and neck with the help of palms and keep the frontal portion of the head on the floor.

        After that, put your both hands on the floor in the both sides of hips and take breath normally. Now stretch your both the hands and put on the thighs or hold the toes. Hold toe of left leg by the right hand and right toe by the left hand. Both elbows should remain in the contact of floor in this position. Stay in this position for 10-15 seconds in the beginning and increase the time of position till 3 minutes slowly. After completing the position, release the toe and make the waist straight and thereafter stretch both your legs and remain in lying position for sometime. Do all these activities slowly. 

  Lie down on the back and extend both the legs. Keep your both palms in the sides of the body on the floor. Technique of easy asana:

        Lie down on the back and extend both the legs. Keep your both palms in the sides of the body on the floor. Now bend your both the legs from the knees and keep the heels close to each other and bring near the hips. Put palms and arms on the floor. Thereafter, bring the palms under the hips and bend to the elbow and raise the head up by putting the weight of whole body on the elbows. After that, keep the upper part of the head on the floor and stretch the hips in the backside. Try to make a shape like bow between the head and hips while giving support to the elbows. Stay in this position for 6-8 seconds. Continue normal breathing while doing all these activities. After that, bring your palms again under the hips and bend the elbows and raise the head up. After that, bring the head again on the floor by taking the support of the hips. When the head and back come on the floor, bring palms and arms on the floor again and extend in both sides of the body and straighten the legs by extending them too. A process of this asana will become complete by this technique.

        This activity should be done 6-8 seconds in a time. Do it once in the beginning and increase the number of this activity till three. Matsya Asana should be done after getting proficient in this asana.  

 All breathing problems disappear by the practice of this asana. This asana affects the fibers of the face and the whole spinal cord. Benefits:

        All breathing problems disappear by the practice of this asana. This asana affects the fibers of the face and the whole spinal cord. This asana reduces the fat gathering near about neck and provides relief in pain of the neck and waist. It makes the digestion system active and small intestines and anus start to work properly. It is useful in the treatment of indigestion, constipation and gas disorders and increases appetite. The practice of this asana makes the blood circulation normal because of which glow comes on the face. Asthma, pharynx swelling, cough and tonsil disappear by the regular practice of this asana. It provides relief in thyroid and parathyroid. Drinking three glasses of water before the practice of this asana is helpful in clear evacuation and in the treatment of all stomach disorders. This asana is very useful in uterus disorders. It is useful to make menstrual exertion normal.