No, this pose won’t help you swim better. However, this pose might just help you feel and look better! Stick around to find out what it is all about.
The Fish Yoga Pose has two types that yoga attendees have at their disposal. The first one is the traditional pose. The traditional Fish Yoga Pose requires you to put your legs in Padmasana. This is really difficult for most people who are new and just beginning to learn yoga poses so it was modified a little bit.
The modification of the pose is its second type – it requires you to bend your knees and put your feet to the floor. Let’s check it out.
How to master the Fish Yoga Pose
Dressed comfortably in yoga leggings, you begin this pose by laying on the floor. Your knees should be bent and your feet should be resting on the floor. As you inhale, you should lift your pelvis just slightly from the floor in order to put your arms under it. Your arms should slide in that space with your hands facing the floor.
Now that you have put your hands below your buttocks, you should pull your body down and sit on them. While you are performing this pose, remember not to lift your hands at all!
Step 2 of this pose requires you to firmly press the floor with your elbows and forearms. Now, slowly place your scapula into your back and take a deep breath. As you inhale, lift your head and your upper body away from the floor.
From that position, release your head slowly down. Your head should now touch the floor either with its back, side, or with its top, depending on the angle of your body and how far back it went. Your neck should not be under a huge amount of pressure!
You can choose to straighten your legs now but you can also keep your knees bent. It depends only on you and your capabilities. You should stay in this pose anywhere from 15 to 30 seconds. While you are in this pose remember to breathe slowly, through your lungs. As you exhale you should lower your upper body and your head down to the floor. That’s the Fish pose!
The Final Verdict
This pose may be a little bit more challenging to beginners but it is definitely a great pose to implement into your routine. Once you master this “easier” version of the pose, try the traditional, harder one.
Remember that not all yoga poses are easy to learn. Good things take time and this yoga pose is definitely worth the wait. While you are waiting for your body to fully “accept” the pose you will also experience many of its benefits.
Well, that would be it! I hope you have enjoyed this article and, at the end of the day, I hope you give it a try!