ARDHAMACHENDRASANA

(HALF SPINAL TWIST POSE)

Before you start with any asana or breathing exercise, it is always advised to start with a warm-up yoga.  

Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Spinal Twist Pose)

Benefits:

  • It helps to strengthen the spinal cord and nervous system.

  • Helps to stretch shoulder muscles and ribs Joints. Also improves function of intestine, pancreas, spleen, adrenal gland and liver.

  • It helps to tone all the organs in the abdomen.

  • Relieves back pain and stiffness from between the vertebrae

How to Do?

  • Sit and stretch both the legs in front; fold your right leg and keep below the left thigh, fold your left leg keep knee upright & foot near to the right knee.

  • Breathe in hold your left leg by right arm, fold your left arm to support your lower back muscles.

  • While breathe out twist your upper body and turn your neck towards your left shoulder. (Try to maintain your shoulder turned by 90 Deg.)

  • Do normal breathe in and out for 3 rounds. Feel the stretch of shoulder, chest, neck, spine and Stomach muscles in this stage. Breathe in and come back to normal. Repeat the steps for left leg. Perform 2-3 cycle to get more benefit.

Caution:

  • Those suffering from ulcer or enlargement of liver or undergone any surgery in stomach should not practice this Yoga.

  • Those suffering from any injury of the hips, shoulders and neck should not do this Yoga.

I will be narrating the steps to follow. Please watch the video and keep up.

Comments are highly appreciated. Don’t hesitate to ask any questions.

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Here is the video! 

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