Fish Pose- #IYOGLAXFLEXUARY

Hello My Beautiful People! Today’s pose, Fish, is uncomfortable in so many ways at first (like your literally on top of your head), but you can get through it. It’s uncomfortable for a while yes, but it helps you gain maximum benefits of spinal flexibility for a larger YES!

Fish Pose

 

Step By Step Fish Pose:

  1.  Starting on your back, extend your legs and arms alongside your body, palms facing down on your mat.
  2. Press your forearms and elbows into your mat while lifting your chest (This creates the needed arch in your upper back).
  3. Lift your pelvis and hips, placing your hands beneath your butt with your palms facing down on your mat. Tuck your forearms, and elbows, along and under your torso, resting your butt on the back of your hands
  4. Continue to press through your hands as you lift your chest. Come onto the crown of your head;Don’t freak out by the pressure you may feel on your head, it can make you a little claustrophobic. Remained focused on your breathing, it helps control your mental state.**You may need a towel, poole noodle, or yoga block under your neck when first trying this pose**
  5. Press out into your thighs, keeping them activated. Hold here for 5-10 breathes.
  6. To realease, press firmly into your forearms to slightly lift your head off the mat. Exhale, and lower your torso and head to your mat and your bring your knees into your chest for 4-8 breathes. lastly, extend your legs straight onto your mat and fully relax.

 

A Matr3Moni Reminder:

“NO MATTER WHAT, it’s your body and your choice.”

Please be careful while practicing; If you have prior injuries be extremely mindful of every movement and how it affects your body. By now you know your body and the difference between your pain and your stretch, so again, be careful.

Along with being mindful while practicing, you also have to be mindful of what is going on in the inside of your body and mental/spiritual realms. You can work your body in such a positive way and still counter the positive vibes by not having healthy habits and/or awareness. Do not fight against yourself, find ways to incorporate wellness habits into your daily activities. Start trying new activities that engage all of your core muscles, and then some that you didn’t know you weren’t working already.


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