Ardha Matsyendrasana benefits and precautions

ardha matsyendrasana benefits and precautions

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Ardha Matsyendrasana is a Yoga of Advance level. It basically helps in curing diseases related to the Spine.

Today's lifestyle of youth has changed so much that we all spend maximum time on top of a computer screen or mobile screen.

As a result, there is a pain in our spine. This pain is so severe that even sitting is becoming difficult.

But friends, if you practice matsyendrasana daily, then your back pain is cured within a few days.

Apart from this, it also helps in reducing the fat accumulating on your lower body fat and love handle.

Therefore, you must add ardha matsyendrasana to your Routine.

This single asana will reduce many of your critical illnesses.

Ardha Matsyendrasana Meaning –

This is a sitting pose, inside which we twist our body to the right or left for a few minutes.

Due to twisting, our side fat reduces considerably.

This asana is also known as Half Twist Fish Pose or lord of Fish Pose.

Basically, this posture is made up of the addition of a few words.

like -

Ardha - Half

matsyendra - lord of fish

Asana - pose

If all three words are mixed, then half lord of the fish pose is formed.

Ardha Matsyendrasana Meaning -

Hindi Meaning - Ardha Matsyendrasana

English Meaning - Half Lord of Fish Pose

Sanskrit meaning - ardha matsyendrasana

How to do Ardha Asana-

Preparatory Pose- 

1) Balasana

2) Matsyasana

3) Vajrasana


1) First of all you have to sit with your feet spread out above the mat.

2) Both hands should be behind this way so that you can support your back.

3) Your spine should be straight and your eyes in the front.

4) Now you have to bend your left leg and cross it above the right leg and place it near the knee.

5) Now you have to fold your Right Leg and place your right Heel under the left Thigh.

6) Now you have to Raise your Right Hand and grab your Right Toe.

7) Keep your left leg back and also move your neck towards the left.

8) twist your torso left with the neck.

9) You have to stay in this pose for at least a few minutes.

10) Your body should not be loose during this posture.

11) Slowly you can leave this pose.

Follow Up Poses-

1) Makarasana

2) Chakrasana

3) Trikonasana

Duration –

1) Beginner -   30 to 40 seconds

2) Intermediate-   40 seconds to 1 minute

3) Expert -   1 to 2 minutes


1) Full Spinal Twist Pose

2) Sage Twist Pose Strap

3) Chair Seated Twists

Beginner Tips-

Friends, beginners may find it very difficult to posture as this poses a direct effect on your spine.

You have to do a little twist every day as your twisting improves, you can increase your bending.

ardha matsyendrasana benefits-

1) This pose helps to remove your side fat like a love handle.

2) This asana makes your spine flexible and strong.

3) By doing this posture, your stomach muscles and organs are massaged.

4) This asana helps to eliminate the chronic constipation of your stomach from the root.

5) Helps to eliminate your stomach problems like constipation, indigestion, and gas.

6) This posture transmits blood into your body and helps in generating fresh blood.

7) This posture helps to cure cervical pain and slip discs.

8) This posture makes all joints of your body strong and flexible.

9) This posture reduces your lower body fat like - thighs and lower abdomen.

10) This asana helps to improve your memory and concentration power.

ardha matsyendrasana contraindications-

1) While doing this posture you have to twist your upper body, you have to take some care while turning.

2) If you twist fast, you are at risk of injury to the spine.

3) Similarly you have to take care while turning the legs too.

4) Do not pose if there is pain in the spine.

5) Do not pose if you have pain in the neck, shoulder, hips, and knee.

6) Pregnant women should avoid this pose

Questions and answers related to Ardha Matsyendrasana -

Q1) What precautions should be taken while doing ardha Matsyendrasana?

Ans- If you have back pain or injury in the hip, then do not practice this yoga.

Q2) What are the benefits of ardha Matsyendrasana?

Ans- By doing this yoga, your spine becomes flexible and your shoulders and neck become strong.

Q3) Who should not do Ardha Matsyendrasana?

Ans- Pregnant women should not do this yoga pose.

Q4) Which disease is cured by Ardha Matsyendrasana?

Ans - Ardha Matsyendrasana helps in curing Diabetes.

Q5) Why it is called Ardha Matsyendrasana?

Ans - In this pose, the position of our body looks like a fish, that's why it is called this pose.

Q6) Should Pregnant women Perform this Pose?

Ans- No, Pregnant women should avoid this pose because it's not good for them and their children.

Q7) Who should avoid Ardha Matsyendrasana?

Ans -  People with Heart, abdominal, or brain surgeries should not practice this asana.

Final words on Ardha Matsyendrasana's benefits and precautions-

Friends, in today's topic we have read in detail about Ardha Matsyendrasana's benefits and precautions.

Friends, this posture is very beneficial for the upper body because it improves the flexibility of your upper body.

This pose is very helpful in increasing the immunity and strength of your body.

If you have been constipated for a long time, then your constipation problem will go away in a few days of practice.

Hope you learned something new today.

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