Assuming the Mukta Padmasana (i.e. without the crossing of the hands), lie
supine, surrounding the head by both the elbows. This is Matsyasana, the
destroyer of diseases
In the traditional pose of Matsyasana,
we catch hold of toes with our hands and elbows are placed on the ground.
- Sit in Padmasana.
- Slowly take the help of your elbows
to lie down on your back.
- Slowly lie on your back completely.
with the help of elbows or palms bend your head backward and place middle of the
head on the ground.
- Catch hold of the toes with your index fingers
and place the elbows on the ground.
- While returning to original position,
release the toes and taking the help of your hands straighten your head.
taking the help of elbow sit in padmasana.
Benefits and Limitations:-
Asana is practised after Sarvangasana, hence, practise for one third of the time
taken for Sarvangasana.
- Do not bend your neck backward with a jerk.
bending neck backward, the spine will be arched maximum.
- While returning
you can release your legs in sitting position or even in lying position.
- As complementary Asana for Sarvangasana, this should
be pracitsed soon after sarvangasana. This enhances the benefits achieved through