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Yoga For Back Strength – Fish Pose

“Yoga For Back Strength”.

Matsyasana/Fish pose is an amazing pose for intermediate-level Yogis. It open ups the chest and gives a desired arch to the backbone. It also targets and strengthens your neck and spine.

Let’s see how to perform this asana:


Lie down on your back

Place your hands palms down under your buttocks for support.Raise your legs and thighs in a straight line upto 45 degrees, toes pointed out

Now, extend your neck and try to place the crown of your head on the floor. Arch your neck and back and simultaneously raise your chest

Hold the pose for 30-60 seconds. Keep breathing normally

Come back to the normal position and relax

Repeat this 5-8 times


Gives calmness to your mind, decreases the level of anxiety, stress, depression, and fatigue

Improves your posture

Stretches and tones your abdominal region

Stretches and strengthens your chest, thus helping with respiratory problems


People who have suffered head or neck injuries should avoid performing this asana

If you feel some pain or strain, pause the Asana and take your partner’s help for improvement

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Author: Dr. Prajakta Jawalkar