The name of this Yogasana is Ardhamatsyendrasana, the name of this Yogasan is Ardhamatsyendrasana, Gurudev Matsyendranath Ji of Guru Gorakhnath used to sit and meditate, so this Yoga Easy was named after him. Has gone Now we are giving information about the method of doing Ardha Matsyendrasana Or Half Lord of the Fishes Pose.
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What Is Ardha Matsyendrasana Or Half Lord of the Fishes Pose?
Ardha Matsyendrasana is made up of Sanskrit words Ardh, Matsya, Indra, and Asana. Where “Ardha” means “Half” “Matsyendra” means “King of the fish”. This posture was named Matsyendrasana after Yogi Matsyendranath. This asana is also called Half Lord of the Fishes Pose, Vakrasana. Ardh Matsyendrasana is not very easy like other asanas, so most people initially practice this asana under the supervision of yoga experts. But after a few days of practice, this asana becomes quite easy to do. Almost the entire body including the spine and legs is involved in this asana, so in terms of health, it is beneficial for different parts of the body.
There are some other asanas that you should practice before practicing Ardha Matsyendrasana Or Half Lord of the Fishes Pose, and these asanas are also beneficial in maintaining health and removing many disorders from the body.
- Baddha Konasana Or Bound Angle
- Virasana or Hero Pose
- Janu Sirsasana Or Head to Knee Pose
- Supta Padangusthasana Or Reclining Hand to Big Toe Pose
Steps To Do Ardha Matsyendrasana Or Half Lord of the Fishes Pose:
This posture is a bit complicated, so firstly one should start practicing by knowing the right ways to do it. Let us know what is the way to do half Ardha Matsyendrasana Or Half Lord of the Fishes Pose.
Sit in Dandasana.
Fold the left leg and bring the left foot on the ground by bringing it above the right knee.
Bend the right leg and place the foot comfortably on the ground near the left buttock.
Bring the right hand over the left foot and hold the left toe.
Exhaling bend the torso as much as possible and bend the neck so that the left shoulder can focus.
Rest the left hand on the ground and inhale normally. This is the currency of Ardh Matsyendrasana. Look at the picture below.
Stay in the pose for 30-60 seconds.
To get out of the posture, do all the steps in reverse order.
Repeat all these steps on the other side as well.
Follow Up Poses:
There are some follow-up poses of Ardha Matsyendrasana Or Half Lord of the Fishes Pose. You should practice these asanas to get comfort after doing Baddha Konasana. These poses are…
- Paschimottanasana Or Seated Forward Fold
- Janu Sirsasana Or Head to Knee Pose
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Benefits of Ardha Matsyendrasana Or Half Lord of the Fishes Pose:
Like other asanas, doing Ardha Matsyendrasana Or Half Lord of the Fishes Pose also has various benefits to the body. Let us know about these benefits.
By practicing Ardha Matsyendrasana Or Half Lord of the Fishes Pose daily, the abs are strong and this asana also serves to tone them. Apart from this, doing this asana also strengthens the muscles.
Making The Body Flexible:
By regularly practicing this asana, the body becomes flexible and especially the hip and spine are flexible. In addition, this asana is also beneficial for the shoulders and neck and fills the body with energy.
Keeping Internal Organs Clean:
Practicing Ardha Matsyendrasana Or Half Lord of the Fishes Pose daily brings out toxins deposited inside the body, it does not cause untimely diseases and protects the body.
By practicing this asana in the morning every day, the waste accumulates in the body comes out and the digestion process is strengthened. By doing this asana, food is digested very easily and there is no feeling of constipation or heaviness in the body.
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Daily practice of this asana, the discomfort, or pain in the menstrual period is eliminated. This asana prevents fatigue in the body and helps to overcome the problem of sciatica.
Stimulating The Organs:
Daily practice of this asana kidneys, liver, heart, and spleen works smoothly and correctly. This protects the body from all kinds of diseases because all these organs are the organs performing important functions of the body.
Remove Body Heat:
By practicing Ardha Matsyendrasana Or Half Lord of the Fishes Pose properly, it helps to remove excess heat inside the body and also removes the harmful substances gathered in the body parts and cells.
It is believed that by performing Ardha Matsyendrasana Or Half Lord of the Fishes Pose, the problem of infertility in women is eliminated and by practicing this asana properly, the reproductive power also increases. This asana proves to be very beneficial.
By practicing this asana, the body remains more active and the problem of loss of appetite also goes away. The biggest advantage of doing this asana is that the digestive system is strong and hunger is also felt on time.
- Pregnant women should not do this asana.
- Avoid Ardha Matsyendrasana Or Half Lord of the Fishes Pose. If you have brain surgery, heart, stomach, and bone, and vertebral surgery.
- Patients suffering from peptic ulcer and hernia should not practice this asana.
- If there is a serious problem or injury to the spinal cord, then Ardha Matsyendrasana Or Half Lord of the Fishes Pose should not be done in this situation.
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The practice of Yogasana has been going on in our country since the time of ancestors. In earlier times it was an everyday practice, which decreased over time. But now man has started adopting yoga again due to some kind of diseases.
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