Yoga Basic Poses: Fish Pose and Forward Bend Pose

How good is your ability in performing asanas now? If you are a regular reader of our articles and practice the written steps regularly, you should be able to perform several yoga basic poses, such as extended legs pose, feather dance pose, table pose, mountain pose and many other yoga asanas.

As we have promised in our last article about yoga basic poses, now we provide you with information about how to perform fish pose and forward bend pose. These steps are pretty easy to perform by beginner yoga practitioner.

Hopefully, the information given would give you benefits in many aspects.

Happy yoga exercising!

Yoga Basic Poses – Fish Pose and Forward Bend Pose

Fish Pose (also known as Matyasana)
Here are the steps to perform fish pose:
Yoga Basic Poses - Fish Pose

  • Spread a blanket or yoga mat on the floor
  • Sit on your hands
  • Put your palms facing down
  • Extend your legs
  • Drop your elbows down to blanket/mat and arch back
  • Slide yourself back enough and make your head touch the mat/blanket
  • Put your forehead on the mat/blanket

Benefits of Fish Pose:

  • Good for your abdominal organs
  • Develops your back muscles

What Fish Pose Looks Like:

  • A sleeping mermaid
  • A fish

Forward Bend Pose (also known as Uttanasana)
The steps to perform forward bend pose are as follows:
Yoga Basic Poses - Forward Bend Pose

  • Spread a blanket or yoga mat on the floor
  • Make your feet fist width apart
  • Bend yourself at your hips
  • Place your palms on the mat/blanket
  • Keep your feet, ankles, knees and legs stay strong

Benefits of Forward Bend Pose:

  • Enhance your concentration skills
  • Removes fatigue
  • Good for your stomach
  • Good for your liver
  • Good for your kidneys
  • Good for your heart
  • Stretches your hamstrings

What Forward Bend Pose Looks Like:

  • A sleeping praying mantis
  • A folding chair

In the next article, we will write some other yoga basic poses.

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