The Matsya Asana alignment with the chest expansion and the next flow-back touch of the crown-earth actually creates a transformation. The dhrishti or gaze in fact creates one-pointedness, called Ekagra. It is because of controlled inflexion called Nirudhdha. The oscillating or swerving mind normally is known as Kshipta nature.
The fish pose establishes a stable posture. YES. A state denoted “Vikshipta” strong ‘stillness’, steadiness or mindfulness is the real transformation one can experience.
The consciousness level itself can be slowly altered via this pose. Real “Parinama” or ‘state-change’ is the wonder of this stroke. The vinyasa flow of visuddha chakra of the throat and the energy percolation of the Sahasra Chakra of the crown synergies the body-mind-spirit continuum.
Alongside when we come to the Dhanur Asana the rhythmic laya is added on to the yogini/yogi brain-brawn fixation. We can have the parsva or flank effect (balanced sliding/inflection) too.
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