Fish Out of Hero Pose (Matsyendra Virasana)

Multiple yoga poses of men performing the Fish Out of Hero Pose

Fish Out of Hero Pose is an intermediate seated backbend known most commonly as a “heart-opener” in the Yoga world. Fish Out of Hero Pose is known to be a grounding posture that helps to open the lungs and allow for deep breathing while also stretching the quads, hip flexors, and abdomen and shoulders. Yogi’s with knee issues use caution, Fish Out of Hero Pose is a deep stretch for them.

Collection of outlined drawings of people doing the Fish Out of Hero Pose

To do Fish Out of Hero Pose. first begin in Hero Pose, which is kneeling with the sit bones on the angles. Next, use the hands to push on the soles of the feet and bend back with the forearms on the mat and the head tilted back.


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Sanskrit Name:
Matsyendra Virasana

Drawings include:
Fish Out of Hero Pose elevations (men & women), outline silhouettes

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