ardha = half; Matsyendra = king of the fish matsya = fish; indra = ruler.
Pronounced: ARE-dah MAT-see-en-DRAHS-anna
How to do Sitting half spinal twist (Ardha Matsyendrasana)
Breathing out, release the right hand first (the hand behind you), release the waist, then chest,lastly the neck and sit up relaxed yet straight.
Repeat to the other side.
Breathing out, come back to the front and relax.
Benefits of Sitting half spinal twist (Ardha matsyendrasana)
-Makes spine supple
-Increases the elasticity of the spine
-Opens the chest and increases the oxygen supply to the lungs
Contraindications and cautions of Sitting half spinal twist (Ardha Matsyendrasana)
Back or spine injury: Perform this pose only with the supervision of an experienced teacher.