Fish pose is a vulnerable and uncomfortable pose for most, but it is also a great way to connect & expand.
Allow yourself to breathe into any sensations, letting your neck release as your throat beginners to open.
Traditionally fish pose is performed with the legs in lotus (padmasana). Since Lotus is beyond the capacity of most beginning students, here we’ll work either with the knees bent, feet on the floor, or with the legs straight pressed against the floor.
Use a block if you have one!
1. Begin in a seated position on the floor, either extending your legs in front of you or bending your knees and placing your feet on the floor—whichever is most comfortable.
2. Place your hands under your hips for support and slowly lower your back over the block so that it is in between your shoulder blades.
3. Rest the crown of your head gently on the floor, opening your throat. Adjust your legs, if needed.
Hold for at least 10 to 15 breaths.
Contradictions & cautions
Don’t do this pose if you have:
High or low blood pressure
Serious lower-back or neck injury