Ardha Matsyendrasana/ Half Lord of The Fish Pose
- Steps 1
Bend the right leg and place the right foot flat on the floor on the outside of the left knee
- Steps 2
Raise your left hand and touch the toes of your right leg from the outside of the right knee
- Steps 3
Place your right hand behind the back, twist and look back in the direction of the right shoulder
- Steps 4
Hold for as long as you can
- Steps 5
Relax and come to the starting position
- Steps 6
Repeat on the other side by bending the left leg
- Steps 7
And that's how you do Arda Matsyenasana
- Steps 8
Precautions: Do not practice this asana if you have any back or spine injury, or any peptic ulcers or hernia
- Steps 9
You should not practice this asana if you have undergone any abdominal, brain or heart surgery
- Steps 10
Avoid practicing this asana during pregnancy and menstruation as it gives a strong twist to your stomach.
Ardha Matsyendrasana strengthens and tones your obliques and abs and also energizes and stretches the spine. Let's look at how it's done: Sit with the legs stretched out in front of the body. This is the starting position.
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