Steps and Benefits to Perform Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Lord of the Fishes Pose)

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Ardha Matsyendrasana is a Sanskrit word meaning Ardha- Half, Matsyendra- King of fishes.

This post is a part of weight loss yoga poses list suggested by Baba Ramdev.

Steps to perform Ardha Matsyendrasana (Fish Pose):

Ardha Matsyendrasana Fish Pose Step 1-1

  • Step – 1: Sit erect. Keep your legs together and spread them forward.

Ardha Matsyendrasana - Fish Pose - Step-2-2

  • Step – 2: Bend your left leg. Place your left heel beside the right hip.

    Ardha Matsyendrasana Fish Pose Step-3

  • Step -3 : Now try placing your right leg over the left leg. And place the right foot near your left knee.
    • Place your left hand on your right knee. Now place your right hand behind your back.
      Ardha Matsyendrasana Fish Pose Step 4
  • Step – 4: Look over your right shoulder by twisting your waist, shoulder, and chest sequentially.

    Ardha Matsyendrasana Fish Pose Step 5

  • Step-5 : Keep your back erect.
  • Breathe in and out, holding this pose.
  • Then release your hands gently. Come back to the rest position slowly.
  • Repeat the same for the right leg.
  • Relax.

Benefits of Ardha Matsyendrasana:

  • Good for a flexible spine.
  • Increases oxygen supply in the lungs.
  • Relief in back pain is observed.
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