There are many forms or types of Fish Pose (Matsyasana), ( matsya meaning fish, asana meaning pose). If you’re not capable of comfortable with the full-fledged Fish Pose now, you can practice the easier forms or types.
Beneficial Effects : This yoga pose is highly beneficial nowadays particularly for those leading sedentary lifestyles like office-goers, students, teachers, researchers, medical practitioners and so on. In present day situation, sedentary works require us to lean forward most of the times. This situation can lead to lifestyle diseases like spondylosis of the spinal cord. So practice of this backward bending yoga item helps address such problems very effectively.
Fish pose is a very important yoga pose . It is followed generally after Shoulder stand pose, but can be practiced singly also. This is highly beneficial yoga pose for the parathyroid gland , heart, lungs, spine, neck, waist, shoulder, chest, knee and ankle. This is particularly very useful yoga pose for those following modern sedentary lifestyle.
Types of Shoulder Stand (Sarvangasana) Suitable for You :
Decide on What Types of Shoulder Stand (Sarvangasana) Best Suit You ! You have to decide for yourself as a unique individual as to what type of Shoulder Stand (Sarvangasana) will be best suitable for you ! This is because of the fact that there are several types of Shoulder Stand you will come across in different places. Practice the best suited for your stage of practice as beginner or experienced, age, physical condition etc. These are namely, Unsupported Full Shoulder Stand , Supported Shoulder Stand, Half Shoulder Stand, One-legged Shoulderstand, Shoulder Stand with Blanket and Strap, Upward Lotus Pose Shoulder Stand and so on and so forth.
Reminder about Shoulderstand ::
Please do not take much strain to practice and practice after warm-up. In this way, you can keep yourself away from probable risk . Practice Complementary poses like Fish Pose and Plough pose after shoulder stand , particularly the Fish Pose. If you have spondylosis you can avoid full-fledged shoulderstand. P.S. :: Legs up the wall pose can be a good alternative to the Full-fledged Shoulder Stand pose.
Benefits of Shoulder Stands (Sarvangasana) is just innumerable! The name Sarvangasana owes its origin to the two etymological term ‘sarva‘ meaning ‘all’ or ‘entire’ and ‘asana‘ meaning ‘pose or position’ meaning it benefits the entire body. There is some scientific explanation to it when it comes to analysing the factors accruing these benefits.What the shoulder pose specifically does is that it just reverse the direction of blood circulation, hence relieving the pressure of gravitational force on the lower parts of the human body relieving and rejuvenating them and allowing the upper parts receive more of oxygenated blood having rejuvenation effect on them.
Please don’t be Rash in practicing yogasana( yoga pose). This holds good for this shoulder stand as well.You can invite problems then. You can also Consult a Doctor before practicing one particular yoga pose. For shoulder pose you should refrain from, if you have any one or more of these following problems :
Why Shoulder Stand (Sarvangasana) is Specially Beneficial to you !
Shoulder Stand pose (Sarvangasana) is very beneficial to you as the reverse position help get more blood circulation due to the gravitational force going in their favour during this practice! Fish Pose is a must after this Shoulder Stand pose. While wake or working the upper portion of our body like the head, have to work against the gravity and therefore have less supply of of blood. But when in the shoulder stand pose the position is reversed getting more supply of oxygenated blood invigorating them.
Benefits :: This is called Sarvangasana where Sarva means ‘ all ‘ ; and ‘Sarvanga ‘ means ‘ all body ‘ . Tht mens this asana or pose can heal ‘total’ body which again signifies that it is an all-powerful one to heal the Full body !
There are innumerable benefits of this . The blood circulation to the upper part of the body is enhanced invigorating the Thyroid Gland especially. This also rejuvenates prostate glands and other abdominal organs increasing digestive power, toning legs and buttocks relieving fatigue,stress, mild depression and insomnia. It actually invigorates the whole body enhancing youth stage and helps control Prostate problems.
Follow-Up/Complementary Pose :: Fish Pose (Matsyasana).
Lay flat on fairly even ground/floor, preferably on soft and thin cotton bed mat. Should not practice on a small single cot or double sized cot to avoid any situation where there can be a risk of falling down from the cot to the ground of lower elevation bringing probable injury.
Soft mat is to be used to avoid pressure to the shoulder, head and neck regions.
No separate folds of rags or cotton sheet is to be used only for the shoulder, head and neck region. This makes the elevation higher, uneasy and strain the shoulder, neck and head with undue pressure.