As yoga instructor Jules Mitchell explains in the video above, restorative fish pose is basically the opposite position of the one your body's stuck in all day. Between sitting at your desk and flopping upright on your couch to watch TV, you're in a near-constant hunched-over state. Excessive sitting has been shown to deteriorate muscles and make it harder to lose weight, so physical activity like walking, running and yoga is a smart way to combat the havoc it wreaks.
Follow along as Mitchell demonstrates the proper way to unwind in this restful pose. To do it yourself, you'll need two blankets or yoga blocks and at least a couple of minutes to fully benefit from the move.
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