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Supported Fish Pose

Angle-Based Images: Supported Fish Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Supported Fish Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Supported Fish Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Supported Fish Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Supported Fish Pose Video
Supported Fish Pose: Step 1
Step 1 Begin seated with your knees bent and feet on the ground, hip's distance apart.
Supported Fish Pose: Step 2
Step 2 Place one yoga block behind you where you think your shoulder blades will rest when you lie back and place the other where you think your head will rest comfortably.
Supported Fish Pose: Step 3
Step 3 Gently release your back onto the shoulder block so that your shoulder blades are just above the block (the block will be at your middle back just grazing the bottom of your shoulder blades).
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Supported Fish Pose: Step 4
Step 4 Then, release your head to the second block so that it is comfortable for your neck, adjusting the block height as needed. Allow your arms to relax on either side of you, and breathe here for at least five deep breaths.
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Progressions & Variations

Tips

Avoid this pose if you have and back problems, blood pressure ailments, or migraines.

Benefits

Opens chest, shoulders, neck, back, and abdominals. Allows for deeper breathing. Is alleged to stimulate abdominal organs, reduce anxiety and depression and increase metabolism. Improves posture.

Modifications

Adjust the setting of the blocks for what your body needs right now. You can start with both blocks on the lowest setting, perhaps increasing the shoulder block one setting at a time as your body allows.

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