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Translation: Having performed the Padmasana, one should lie down on his back. Hold the head with the elbows in this posture.  Matsyasana destroys all diseases.


  • Destroys all diseases
  • Increases blood flow to the heart and lungs
  • Increases lung capacity
  • Corrects rounding shoulders and stretches the neck gently
  • Stimulates the thyroid and parathyroid glands
  • Strengthens the back muscles while lengthening the spine
  • Brings more blood to the thoracic and cervical spine
  • Helps to relieve asthma and chronic bronchitis
  • Stimulates the heart chakra and increases prana in neck and shoulders
  • Calms the mind and relieve stress, anxiety, depression and tension