Matsya mudra

Matsya mudra is the best yoga mudras which are popular and well-known from ancient times in India. this mudra also symbolizes particular energy or quality by the different forms of a yoga mudra.

Matsya is the Sanskrit word for “fish”  and mudra stands for a gesture of the hand. As the name suggests it known as “Gesture Of The Fish” in English.

According to Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist iconography, this gesture is used to symbolizing the fish (fearlessly floating in the ocean of samsara). The Matsya Avatara of Lord Vishnu is also known by this gesture.

Matsya mudra is popularly used in Bharatanatyam dances and reading the asana-mantra or rituals.

Steps to do Matsya Mudra (Gesture Of The Fish)

  • First of all, sit in any comfortable seating posture and place the hands with palm pointing upwards on the thighs or the knees.
  • Meditation postures like Padmasana, Siddhasana, Swastikasana, Vajrasana, etc. are ideal for the practice of mudras.
  • Close your eyes and take some deep breaths with the awareness of the breathing process.
  • Now, bring your left-hand fingers facing down and put the right-hand finger on it, in front of you. or as the picture show.
  • Keep all the fingers corrected while thumb fingers extended as much as possible.
  • Perform this pose for 45 minutes at a stretch every day or for 10 to 15 minutes three times a day.

It is not necessary for doing this at an empty stomach. You may also practice this mudra with a full stomach. Matsya Mudra also practices in a standing, sitting or lying down posture.

Benefits Of Matsya Mudra (Gesture Of The Fish)

  • Matsya Mudra is a wonderfully applicable mudra. that provides energy and makes us fit.
  • It has a profound effect on our body, soul, and mind, it keeps you healthy and also prolongs your age.
  • It relaxes the muscles as well as an overcharged endocrine gland.
  • When Matsya Mudra practiced regularly, it will increase memory power and sharpens the brain.
  • Gesture Of The Fish is also helpful for osteoarthritis.

Time Interval

Matsya mudra also practices in a standing, sitting or lying down on a bed whenever. You can chant a mantra or switch words silently. No particular time duration for this mudra. Of course, All mudra is very effective when you do the mudras between 4-6 AM. To an excellent, the best and efficient results, make sure you practice regularly for two months.

Side Effects

However, all mudras are beneficial to us without any side-effects. But no pressure should be applied on the finger. Pressure means, your mind is restless and not stable. As a result, nothing at all. Perform this mudra freely.


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