|Fish Pose is a back bend and heart opener|
I didn't realize how much emotional pain and stress I was carrying in my heart until I started practicing yoga. I thought I'd resolved my past hurts. I didn't want to talk about it, think about it or feel these painful emotions ever again. I came to yoga to breathe and stretch, not weep and sniffle!
The Physical Effect
The Fish pose opens the heart and expands the rib cage for easier breathing. The back bends to realign the spine while shoulders rest on the ground. Always complete the pose with a forward bend or Paschimottonasana to balance out the stress on the spine and lower back.
|Variation of Fish Pose- Heart open, back arched and throat long|
The Spiritual Effect
Fish pose is teaching me to stop fighting the past. Now I accept being embarrassed, vulnerable, sad and disappointed. These are normal human emotions. I didn't need to hold on to them. I don't need to hide from them. Now I can lift up my heart and let it go!
To learn more about the Fish Pose
To learn more about Paschimottonasana Seated Forward Bend