Matsyasana or Fish Pose

1. Matsyasana / Fish Pose

matsya = fish

2. Supt Virasana / Reclining Hero Pose

supt = lying down/reclining
vira = hero

Matsyasana and Supt Virasana are poses that offer a broad range of benefits. These stretch and strengthen the chest muscles, the pectoral muscles, the quads, the knees, and the neck muscles. They are also called the ‘destroyer of all diseases”. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, you can do this pose as there are modifications for this pose at all levels of yoga  in all Wellness Haven Yoga Classes held at San Ramon location.

Combination of Matsyasana or Fish Pose and Supt Virasana or Reclining Hero Pose

Combination of Matsyasana or Fish Pose and Supt Virasana or Reclining Hero Pose

Supt Virasana or Reclining Hero Pose

Supt Virasana or Reclining Hero Pose

Benefits:

  • Stretches the chest and pectoral muscles
  • Stretches the abdomen
  • Stretches and thighs, hip flexors (psoas)
  • Stretches the knees
  • Stretches the ankles

Note: At Wellness Haven we do this asana in every class but a modified supported version in the Gentle Yoga Class.

Want to read about other asanas? Go back to Yoga Asana Directory

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