Padmasana, with knees touching
the floor, we gradually lean back on elbows, bending the
chest outside, so to create a kind of bow, and touching the
ground with the top of the head. The hands hold the feet.
Contraction of all muscles including the heart. The
Pituitary and Pineal glands, located in the brain, are
stimulated and toned. Helps to relieve asthma and other
respiratory problems. The cervical and upper dorsal nerves
are nourished and toned with an increased supply of blood.
Mental stress and agitation are relieved.
This is a very effective posture against
colds (and this kind of diseases).
The fish pose is a great posture for
floating in the water. Some Yogis practiced it for a lot of
time, until reaching Samadhi (please, do not try to
emulate them, if you do not know what you are doing).
If you are suffering from any health condition, it is advisable not to perform these postures unless under the supervision of an experienced yoga instructor.