Yoga has always been the one stop solution for everyone when it comes to physical, mental and spiritual health. Be it a correct posture, excess strain in your joints or even the regular episodes of getting tired, yoga can help you relieve yourself from all things worrisome about your health. Here, we delve into one of those yogic postures that can help you with your spinal problems as well as back aches and shoulder aches. Yes, you are right - we're going to talk about Matsyasana.

What is Matsyasana?

Matsyasana, better known as the fish pose or a reclining back-bending asana is derived from the ancient history of yoga and owes its name from the posture of fishes i.e. a body that streamlines with an easy flow. Performing this asana on a regular basis helps you in a smooth flow, back flexibility while helping your vertebral column with the correct alignment. It can also be used to strengthen the muscles of your upper back and neck. And now that you know it's benefits, let's get started with the key to performing it right.

How To Perform Matsyasana?

Matsyasana is one of the easiest postures to perform if done with precision and can be done while having a basic pose of Padmasana on a yoga mat.

1. Sit on a yoga mat with your legs in Padmasana posture. 

2. Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet on a steady posture on the mat.

3. Place your head gently against the mat and join your palms in your lap.

4. Inhale and help yourself arch your back while shifting support to your buttocks and head. 

5. Hold the position for a while and slowly come back to the normal position by lowering your back against the mat. 

6. Sit back in Padmasana and meditate for a while.