Day 9 – fish pose – learn a few new tricks

Welcome to Day 9 of our 21 Day Yoga Challenge. If you are just tuning in, the 21 Day Yoga Challenge is to simply set the intention to do at least 5 minutes of meditation and 5 minutes of yoga a day. I’m here to support you with yoga videos, audio meditations, tips and recipes for healthy living.

Today’s focus is Matsyasana (mat-see-AHS-anna), fish pose. This pose has a plethora of benefits including:

  • reduces fatigue
  • reduces anxiety
  • reduces constipation
  • improves posture
  • stimulates the organs in the body
  • feeds the thyroid and parathyroid
  • increases lung capacity
  • opens the heart, shoulders, spine and neck – stretching the muscles
  • releases tension in the belly

…And I could go on with the benefits. You wouldn’t want to do this pose if you have a serious back or neck injury. Also, this pose is somewhat stimulating, so it’s not the best choice before going to bed.

I have several suggestions and “tricks” that you may not have seen elsewhere. Take a look at the video.



1 thought on “Day 9 – fish pose – learn a few new tricks

  1. Thank you; I will try doing a fish face next time!
    What was also helpful for me was what you said about the head. So many times I have heard ‘come onto the crown of your head’ and have tried to aim for that but felt it was not something I could manage. What felt right for me was to be more on the back of my head, so it was good to hear that is where I should be!

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