If you are someone who suffers from seasonal allergies, why not give fish pose a try? In Sanskrit this posture is know as Matsyasana. It is not too difficult to do and it can even be done with a rolled blanket under your chest if the traditional posture is too much for you.
Fish pose has a great many benefits beyond opening chest and lungs such as help with:
- Respiratory ailments
- Mild backache
- Menstrual pain
Here is how we do it!
Start lying on your back with legs together and arms by your side. Place palms down and slightly under buttocks. Press firmly into your forearms and lift the head and chest. Now relax your head back until the crown of your head touches the floor. There should be a minimal amount of weight on your head. Stay for 15 to 30 seconds, breathing smoothly and evenly. When you are ready to leave this posture use an exhalation to lower your torso and head to the floor. Hug your knees into your chest now to relax the spine.
Note – Please avoid this posture if suffering from high or low blood pressure, migraine, insomnia or serious lower-back or neck injury. J