Half Spinal Twist

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Also known as a Ardha Matsyendrasana is a mild twisting pose performed swirling the spine. In Sanskrit, “Ardha” means “half”, “matsyendra” is “king of fishes”, and “asana” refers to “pose”.

Move Background

Half Spinal Twist has a wide range of health benefits. It stretches the spine and promotes spinal flexibility, tones the abdominal organs, improves digestion, and is very effective for easing back pain.

Step by step guide

  • Kneel, and sit with your arm to the right of your feet.
  • Lift the left leg over the right placing the foot against the outer side of the right knee.
  • Stretch arms out and twist to the left.
  • Now bring the right arm down on the outside of the left knee and hold your left foot with your right hand.
  • Exhale and twist as much as you can to the left while looking over your shoulder.

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