Matsyendrasana, Matsya translates to fish and endra refers to (indra)- lord asana- pose in English it is refereed as Lord of the Fishes Pose, is a seated twisting asana in hatha yoga and modern yoga as exercise. The full form is the difficult Paripurna Matsyendrasana. A common and easier variant is Ardha Matsyendrasana
Benefit of doing this posture are many. I have listed some of them here
• It strengthens and tones your obliques and abs
.• This posture is energizing and also stretches the spine
•Chest opener it opens the shoulders which helps to breath freely
• Works on your hip flexor’s
• Releases tension around the neck
• It cleanses the internal organs
•It will improve the digestion.
Did you know ? Doing Matsyendrasana everyday could work wonders on trapezius, anterior deltoid, pectoralis major, rectus abdominis, obliques, tensor fascia lata,gluteus medius ?
Try it today
Steps to get into matsyendrasana
1.Sit in dandasana
2.Bend your right knee and send the right knew towards left and ground your feet down .
3. Send the left foot into your right hips. Point your left foot towards right hip .
4. Ground your hips down and buttocks grounded to the mat.
5. Lift your left hand above aligned to the left shoulder and right hand down below your tail bone.
6.Bend your left elbow and tuck elbow outside of your left knee and point your fingers down to the mat.
Push the elbow towards outside of the knew 6.Inhale and feel the spine lengthening and exhale slowly and twist the abdominal to the left side .
Keep your buttocks grounded.
7. Make sure to inhale and feel that spinal extention all the way up right from tail bone and grounding of sitting bones as you exhale.