Fish Pose

Fish Pose – Yoga for Martial Arts Flexibility

This page provides details for the Yoga Fish Pose. This Yoga exercise is used by some martial arts students in order to stretch their chest, back, etc. A yoga fish pose is also known as Matsyasana.

Yoga is used by many martial artists and athletes to improve their overall flexibility. Improved flexibility can help to achieve higher kicks, more difficult grappling techniques, etc. However, many yoga experts do not recommend the Fish Pose for anyone who has suffered a low back or neck injury. Talk to a doctor before starting any yoga program, especially if you have any medical problems.

All stretches and exercises should be supervised by a trained instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized. For additional martial arts stretches targeting other areas of the body, please visit the main Martial Arts Stretches or Yoga for Martial Arts sections.

Instructional Videos for Yoga’s Fish Pose