This posture resembles a fish and hence the name.


  1. Lie down on the back in the supine pose.
  2. Put the hands below the thighs and slowly lift the chest up.
  3. Stretch the chin and rest the top of the head on the floor.
  4. In this posture whole of the body weight should be on the elbows only.
  5. Stay in that posture comfortably. Then gradually and slowly come back to the supine pose.
  6. This asana can also be done staying in Padmasanam.


This is the counter pose to Sarvangasana and hence should be immediately done after Sarvangasana. It stimulates the thyroid glands. It re-circulates stagnant blood in
the back, alleviating backache and cervical spondylitis.