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Fish pose or matsyasana -- a yoga asana for naturally glowing skin

Want naturally glowing skin? Try the fish pose or matsyasana for that instant glow.

Written by Pavitra Sampath |Updated : March 10, 2015 5:07 PM IST

Fish poseThe fish pose or matsyasanais similar to dhanurasanaand is a great way to beat fatigue, menstrual pain, anxiety, etc. But the best part about this pose is that it gives you that natural glow. It also stretches out the muscles of the back, neck, chest and legs giving you instant relief from muscle aches and pains associated with menstruation. This pose helps stimulate the organs of the stomach and abdomen, fighting indigestion, gas and that feeling of bloating.

Steps to do this asana:

Lie flat on the floor with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Now straighten your legs, place your arms on either side. Now raise your hips, one side at a time and place your hands under each hip. Bend your elbows and push your upper body off the floor; remember to exhale as you do this. Only raise your chest, and tilt your head backwards. Hold this pose for five counts and inhale as you rest your back on the floor.

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Tip: If you suffer from high blood pressure or have neck/back pain, avoid doing this pose.

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