Ardha matsyendrasana benefits and steps

Ardha Matsyendrasana Benefits and Steps | Seated Spinal Twist Yoga

Ardha Matsyendrasana ( Half Seated Spinal Twist Yoga Pose) is effective to control diabetes, lose weight, relieve back pain. Let’s see Ardha Matsyendrasana benefits, steps and precautions one by one.

Sanskrit word – Ardha Matsyendrasana
Ardha – Half
Matsya – Fish
Indra – King
Asana – Pose
English Name – Sitting half spinal twist pose

How to Do Ardha Matsyendrasana?

Ardha Matsyendrasana steps are similar to the Vakrasana yoga pose.

  • First, sit straight with an erect spine on the ground and stretch both legs in front of you.
  • While doing Ardha Matsyendrasana, bend your left leg and keep your right foot behind the left knee.
  • Keep your right hand behind you and place your left hand on right knee. Or you can hold your right feet with the left hand.
  • Twist your waist to the right and keep looking to the right as much as you can.
  • Hold this position for few secs and keep breathing normally.
  • Now while exhaling release your position and come back to the starting position.
  • Now start doing the same steps on the opposite side.

Ardha Matsyendrasana Benefits

  • Effective for slip disc patients but take an expert advice.
  • Tones your abdomen organs.
  • Calms the mind and relaxes the whole body.
  • Increases elasticity in the spine.
  • Good to control high blood sugar in a diabetes patient.
  • It is effective yoga pose to relieve back pain.
  • Stretches your waist and abdomen muscles.
  • Burns fat around the waist and hips.
  • Stimulates digestive juices to digest food properly and prevent constipation.
  • Improves the reproductive health.
  • Effective in the treatment of menstrual disorders.
  • Prevents UTI (Urinary Tract Infection)

Ardha Matsyendrasana Pose Precautions

Should be avoided if you are suffering from

  • Spine disorders
  • A hernia
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Avoid during pregnancy and menstruation

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