#WellnessWednesday - Yoga for Life: Week 46

Fish Pose

Benefits:

  • Can help improve posture.
  • Stretches organs, belly and stomach muscles.
  • Strengthens back and neck muscles.

Foundation & General Alignment:

  • Your base includes, your legs,  forearms, and back of head.
  • Start sitting up, place palms face down next to hips, slowly lean back onto forearms, and then rest head on ground.
  • Knees can be bent.
  • Weight is on forearms, not head.
  • Keep shoulders back and away from ears.
  • Neck shouldn’t be tense.

Common Problems:

Shoulders are up by your ears.

Elbows are too wide.

Modifications:

  • Knees can be bent up towards the sky or bent with bottoms of feet touching.
  • Block can be used under head or shoulders.

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