FISH | MATSYASANA
Fish pose is a wonderful and powerful counterbalancing pose that releases the muscles in the back and reopens the throat, chest, and entire front side of the torso, bringing the body back into balance. This pose also helps to redirect the blood flow through the thyroid and parathyroid glands.
From a seated position, place your hands under your sitting muscles, palms facing down. Lean back until your forearms are down on the floor. Walk your elbows and forearms in toward each other, shimmy your should blades in toward each others. On the inhale, raise your heart muscle high and arch your back, lower your head back and slide back until the crown is resting on the floor. Create a big bend in your upper back while opening your throat. Root your shoulders down and away from your ears. Point your toes and activate your thighs. After five breaths, lift your head up, tuck your chin, slowly release your arms, and lower back down to a horizontal resting position. If you have pain or strain in your neck, try working with your head off the floor, chin at your chest.