51 Days Yoga Consciousness Series 2nd May-21st June 2021
Knowledge of Yoga is infinite, boundless and timeless. “Learning Yoga is an everlasting journey that leads you within and Within is where you find the world of immortal bliss”. –Mitraasha
Namaste All My Yoga Yaatris! May Yog Bless You!
The idea behind running this 51 Days Yoga Consciousness series is to proffer my modest learnings and share the divine pearls of Yoga science with people at large. Let’s have a conjoint intent to learn, implement and extend the wisdom of Yoga with a positive co-action and harmonious reverberation amongst each other.
Asana For The Extremities: Matsyasana
Matsyasana-The Fish Pose
This posture represents the characteristics of a fish. When in the final posture, the legs resemble the tail of a fish whereas the rest of the body reflects its body and the head. With regular practice, it also equips one to float in water. It instills a sense of deep calmness once you are settled in the final posture.
Limitations / Contraindications
- People suffering from all heart ailments, diseases like peptic ulcers, hernia, severe arthritis,spinal injuries and serious back problems should avoid practising this asana.
How to practice?
- Sit on a mat either in Padmasana, Ardha Padmasana or Sukhasana, with the spine erect, shoulders firm, head straight, body relaxed but aware.
- Now very slowly with the help of your arms as well as elbows, inhaling recline backwards aiming to lie down supine flat on the floor.
- Pull in both the hands from their respective sides and bend them at the elbows, put above or under the head, hold elbows with the opposite hands like in a cradle and let the hands rest on the mat.
- You may keep your eyes open or closed as per your comfort.
- Now either retain the breath for 6 seconds, or do normal rhythmic breathing staying in this position for 1-2 minutes or as much as you can for each practice session.
- To come out of the pose, exhaling gently unclasp the hands and bring them back to the sides, slowly with the help of your hands, raise your body up and come back to the starting position.
Note: Alternatively for the beginners or those who find it difficult to do it in a way mentioned above, they can first come into the the final position by lying supine on the mat and then folding their legs in Sukhasana, Ardha Padmasana or Padmasana.
It extends a good stretching the abdominal and chest muscles, massages the respective organs and enhances the blood circulation in those regions.
Elongating of the neck muscles aids regulation of thyroid and thymus gland functioning which in turn reinvigorates the metabolic as well as immune system.
It stretches the hip flexors, strengthens the pelvic floor and tones the sphincter muscles.
It instills a good health of the reproductive organs,pelvic organs and glands by boosting blood circulation in that region and also aids relief from premenstrual syndrome.
It is very beneficial for the conditions like abdominal ailments, constipation, infuriated and bleeding piles.
Alleviates the contingency of vaginal prolapse and stress incontinence of urine.
It boosts strength and relieves stress, anxiety, irritation and bewilderment.
It invigorates deep respiration and relief in respiratory disorders.
Inculcates feelings of awareness, well-being, calmness, mindfulness, inner harmony and increased body relaxation.
Thought of the day : “Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.” ― B.K.S Iyengar
Link to day 24 Bhadrasan-The Gracious Pose https://kreately.in/day-24-bhadrasana-the-gracious-pose-mitraasha/
Link to day 26 Talasana- The Palm Tree Posehttps://kreately.in/day-26-talasana-mitraasha/
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