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Matsyasana - The Fish

Physical benefits of the fish (Matsyasana)

1.The fish removes stiffness from the cervical thoracic and lumbar regions,bringing an increased supply of blood to these parts
2.A natural massage is given to the neck and shoulders
3.Round shoulders are corrected
4.In the fish the chest is thrown wide open,so deep breathing may be easily practiced.this will increase lung capacity,relieve spasm in the bronchial tubes, relieve asthma
5.The cervical and upper dorsal nerves are nourished and toned with an increased supply of blood.
6.while in the fish pose,the energy of the body is focused on the parathyroid glands.the function of the parathyroid glands is to regulate calcium levels in the blood.  This is critically important in relation to:
contraction of all muscles including the heart. Clotting of blood. Bone strength, plasticity and brittleness, prevention of tooth decay.
7.The pituitary glands located in the brain,are stimulated and toned.The pituitary is considered to be the master gland,because it regulates secretion of all endocrine glands.