Seated Half Spinal Twist - Ardha Matsyendrasana
How This Helps
Twists and wrings out your internal organs to help remove toxins and encourage fresh blood to increase the health of your intestines.
Step by Step Instructions for Ardha Matsyendrasana
Step 1: Start in a comfortable seated position sitting up with a tall spine and press your sit bones into the mat.
Step 2: Place your right foot flat next to your left thigh and place your arm to the inside of your right knee.
Step 3: Inhale and lengthen your spine. On your exhale gently twist and gaze over your back shoulder.
Step 4: Keep your feet placed where they are and come back through center.
Step 5: Inhale again and lengthen your spine. On your exhale, gently twist the other way.
Switch legs and repeat pose, twisting to both sides and connecting your breath to your movement.