Viparita Matsyasana

This is a reverse posture of Matsyasana, hence it is called Viparita Matsyasana. This is called Supta Padmasana also.

Technique :

  • Lie on the left side of the body.
  • Place both legs in the position of Padmasana.
  • Then lie on the chest and abdomen.
  • Bend the neck to the back and put the chin on the ground.
  • Hold the toes with the thumbs and index fingers of the hands.
  • Inhale slowly. Hold this position for eight to ten seconds.
  • Gradually, increase the time to the limit of ten minutes.

Advantages of Viparita Matsyasana :

  • This asana broadens the chest and strengthens the lungs. It gives the maximum benefit to the spine with the minimum effort.
  • The regular practice of this asana exercises the joints of the neck as well as the large and small joints of the body. It tones up the muscles.
  • It eliminates the diseases such as constipation, gas-trouble, indigestion, cold, tuberculosis, asthma and dysentery.

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