Thursday, 14 May 2020

The Half Matsyendrasana

The Half Spinal Twist Pose

 Ardha means half. Matsyendra is one of many Siddhas or
masters who where accomplished Yogis mentioned in the
medieval Yoga text the Hatha-Yoga-Pradipika. This posture
posture is traditionally called the Spinal Twist because the
the spinal column is twisted gently.


What is meant by Matsyendrasana?

"Keeping the abdominal region at ease like the back, bending the left leg, place it on the right thigh; then place on this the elbow of the right hand, and place the face on the palm of the right hand, and fix the gaze between the eye-brows. This is called Matsyendrasana."


Matsyendrasana pose


Body parts direction in Matsyendrasana pose


How to do Matsyendrasana?

         Sit in any comfortable cross-legged position.
  • Straighten the legs out in front. Bend the right knee and bring the heel of the right foot close to the left hip.
  • Inhale and bend the left knee upward and place the left foot flat on the floor to the right of the right leg with the ankle touching the right thigh.
  • While turning the spine to the left straighten the right arm bringing it around to the outside of the left knee and grasp the left foot with the right hand.
  • Turn your head as far as possible to the left and bend the left arm behind your back. Keep your spine, neck, and head aligned and continue to exert effort at turning to the left.
  • Repeat the posture on the other side by reversing directions 2-6.

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Benefits of Matsyendrasana
  • Cures constipation and indigestion.
  • Helps to increases oxygen supply to the lungs.
  • Beneficial for slipped disc patient.
  • Increases blood circulation to the pelvic region as well as improves the function of reproductive organs.
  • Effective to cure menstrual problems in women.
  • Helpful in the treatment of diabetes, constipation, spinal problems, Cervical Spondylitis,  Urinary tract disorder.

Precautions of half Matsyendrasana
  • Should be avoided during pregnancy and periods.
  • Heart problems patient and abdominal surgery should not practice this asana.
  • Those suffering from severe spinal problems should not practice.
  • Should be done under the expert guidance and consult a doctor before practicing any exercise.



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