Matsyasana A yoga for diabetes.

Written By Dr. S. Choudhary on Sunday, January 11, 2009 | 8:58 PM

Matsyasana ia a sanskrit wod which means matsya meaning fish and asana means posture. This asana has been a tremendous effect in lowering blodd sugar not only when only insulin or pancreas is the culprit but also when etiology is due to the other factors like thyroid abnormailities and pitutary abnormalities.

How to perform matsyasana

Matsyasana should be performed usually in the morning in fresh air. One should lie down straight on back with legs straight and now bending knee a bit try to make an arch position lifting chest portion up and then raisng whole trunk, the floor should be pushed by elbows and head should be thrown backward resting crown of the head at floor. Forearm and arms should be for support. The posture should be as given in picture below. After attaining the posture breathing should be by abdomen, and chest should be expanded. One should not immediately come back to original position, but before that loose your body and come back in lying position.


Duration of performing matsyasana

The postion as described above should be attained for one minute and the entire round should be repeated at least three times.

Benefits of Matyasana

This asana along with Anulom vilom pranayama is very much effective in controlling diabetes. It shows a great benefit in controlling the function of thyroid gland, pitutary gland and pineal gland.
It helps to curb spinal problen and very much helpful in patients of chronic asthama.
This asana also shows a great help in person with abdominal problems related to kidney, stomach and intestine.
This yoga increases sexual function in both male and female.

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