Flapping Fish

Matsya kridasana

  • Lie on the stomach.
  • Interlock the fingers and place them under the head.
  • Bend the left leg sideways and bring the left knee close to the left ribs.
  • Keep the right leg straight along the floor.
  • Swivel the arms to the left and rest the left elbow near the left knee.
  • Lay the right side of the head in the crook of the elbow or comfortably on the arm.
  • Close the eyes and relax the whole body.
  • After some time, come back to centre then practice to the right.


  • Natural and relaxed.



  • Stimulates digestive peristalsis.
  • Relieves constipation.
  • Soothes backache.
  • Alleviates sciatica.
  • Rest during pregnancy.