Wednesday, April 17, 2013

O for "Open Chest pose" (Matsyasana)

This blog post is written as part of A to Z Challenge. This involves the challenge of a blog post on a topic starting with an alphabet on each day through the entire month of April excluding Sundays starting from A to Z. My simple posts will be themed after Yoga postures with my own creations as images. 

Matsyasana (Fish pose/Open chest pose) stretches and stimulates the organs of digestive and respiratory systems. While it relieves tension is the neck, shoulders and the throat area, it also stretches the muscles of the hips and rips. This pose is proven to have therapeutic benefits for asthma, rounded shoulders and many respiratory disorders. 

Read my earlier post on N for Navasana.

Disclaimer: Yoga creates simple to complex impacts on the physical body. Make sure you consult your doctor and start the practice with a trained teacher.


  1. I just saw your fb post on #atozchallenge, your planking penguin has been floating around in my mind and now this fish jumped out at me...I love these posts, both are telling me I need to get on my back and open up my belly... it took me a while to work out what a rip muscle was :)

  2. Interesting :) The sketch is good too

  3. Interesting sketch ! loved the detail :D

    Great going :D

  4. I love yoga, and especially the open chest post. It feels so good to breathe that way.

    Happy A to Z blogging.

  5. It's funny how an open, breathing pose makes the fish look like it's dead, hehehe... I still love it though. The sketches are awesome!

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  6. Are you one step ahead of me and planning to make this into a book? I think your sketches are absolutely brilliant.



  7. Same thing I was thinking,the fish doesn't look like he's going to make it.

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