ARDHA MATSYENDRASANA

ARDHA MATSYENDRASANA

The word “Ardha Matsyendra” is derived from the Sanskrit word “Ardha” meaning “half”, “Matsyendra” meaning “king of the fish” and “Asana“ meaning “posture” or “seat”. It is commonly called “Half Lord of Fish pose” in English.

STEPS TO BE FOLLOWED:
     •Sit with your legs straight and hands by the side of the body.
     •Now bend your right knee and place your right foot under the left hip. Then bend your left foot, place it            on the right side of your right knee, with your left knee pointing up the ceiling.  
     •Now turn your chest to your left side, take your right hand between the chest and the left knee, and hold          your left ankle. Your face turned to the left side.
     •Stay in this posture for 7-10 breaths (each breath must be 6-8 seconds). Then slowly release and repeat        from the opposite side.

BENEFITS:
     •It helps in toning abdominal organs.
     •It helps in improving flexibility of the spine.
     •It helps in relieving respiratory problems, such as asthma, allergies, and flu.
     •It helps in improving digestion.
     •It helps in toning the abdominal muscles.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
     •Severe knee pain, Low back pain, Shoulder pain, Knee injury, Shoulder injury, Back injury, Hernia, recent            abdomen surgeries. 

DISCLAIMER:- PLEASE PRACTICE UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF YOGA TEACHER/ YOGA EXPERT.

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