11 Amazing Health Benefits of Ardha Matsyendrasana.


Today, we will give you complete information about Ardha Matsyendrasana in this article, such as how to do Ardha Matsyendrasana, the benefits of Ardha Matsyendrasana and some of its precautions and will also answer some of the questions related to this asana below.

So that you can get complete information about your Ardha Matsyendrasana, we will try our best to answer all the questions related to this posture and if you feel that we have missed some questions, then you tell us below in the comments, so let’s get started.

What is the meaning of Ardha Matsyendrasana?

Ardha matsyendrasana It is a Sanskrit word, in fact, it is made up of four Sanskrit words ‘Ardha ‘Matsya ‘Indra and ‘asana’. Ardha means half, Matsya means fish, Indra means lord and asana means posture. Although there are many benefits of Ardha Matsyendrasana, it mainly affects our obliques, abdominal area and our shoulders. 

Benefits of Ardha Matsyendrasana

(If you are suffering from massive Hair fall you must try this asana).

How to do Ardha Matsyendrasana its steps.

There are many steps of Ardha Matsyendrasana which you will read further.

  • First, we have to sit by laying the mat on a flat surface.
  •  Then we have to touch the soles of both our hands with the ground below.
  • After this, we have to lift our left leg and bring it to the thigh of our right leg. 
  • And we can reverse this, like we can lift our right leg and bring it to our left thigh.
  • After that we have to bring the feet of our right leg to our left hip.
  • And we can reverse it, we can bring the feet of our left leg to our right hip.
  • Then we have to stabilize the knees of our right leg in a place with the help of the elbows of our right hand.
  • And if you want, you can also reverse it, you can stabilize the knees of your left leg in one place with the elbows of your left hand.
  • Then we have to slowly bend our torso backwards along with our neck.
  • After that we have to inhale and exhale by staying 50-60 seconds in this posture. 
  • After this, we have to sit back from the way we were sitting while doing asana in the beginning.
  • We can normally do this asana three to four times at once.

Now we have told you How to do this asana, now we will also tell you some of benefits of Ardha Matsyendrasana.

Benefits of Ardha Matsyendrasana.

There are lots of health Benefits of Ardha Matsyendrasana which is given below.

  1. Improves blood circulation:- While doing this asana, there is a tightening and stretch on our obliques and our abdominal area. Blood circulation increases in that part of our body.

2. Increase flexibility:- By doing this asana daily, we can increase the flexibility of our obliques and thighs, because during this asana our obliques and thighs stretch a lot. 

3. . Back pain:- By doing this asana, we can reduce our back pain problem considerably.

4. Improves shoulders structure:- Although there are lots of benefits of Ardha-Matsyendrasana, one of its main advantages is that it fixes the problem of our round shoulders, this posture greatly improves the posture of our shoulders.

5. Makes our internal organs good:- As we told you earlier, this asana increases the circulation of blood in our abdominal area, so that our internal organs such as the small intestine, large intestine and liver get good oxygen, nutrients and vitamins, and which Helps them work well.

6. Improves digestion:- As we told you earlier, this asana increases the circulation of blood in our abdominal area, so that our internal organs such as small intestine, large intestine liver and etc get good oxygen, nutrients and vitamins, and which Helps them work well.

7. Make us energetic:- Almost all yoga asana helps us stay energetic and active, similarly ardha matsyendrasana also keeps us active and energetic.

8. Reliefs our neck:- If you are going through a neck problem, then you must try this posture once. 

9. Strengthens our obliques:- there are many benefits of Ardha Matsyendrasana, one of the main advantages of this asana is that it grows the muscles of our obliques and makes them strong.

10. Strengthens our hands:- When you do this asana, you will know that during this asana, we have the weight of our shoulders and our body on our hands, which makes our hands even stronger. 

11.  Secret juices:- Due to our internal organs being good, they secret different types of juices such as bile juice which helps in our digestion and many other types of juices that are good for our health.

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Precautions and Limitations for Ardha Matsyendrasana.

We have told you what are the benefits of Ardha Matsyendrasana, now we will tell you what things you should take care of while doing Ardha Matsyendrasana. which will make you more comfortable while doing this asana.

  1. Pregnant woman:- If you are going through the stage of pregnancy, do not do this asana, because in Ardha Matsyendrasana we stretch our torso backwards which is not good for the health of your child. 

2. Stomach surgery:- If you have recently undergone any kind of stomach surgery, do not do this asana, it may cause you more pain.

3. Neck pain :-  If you feel pain in your neck while doing Ardha  Matsyendrasana, then do not do this asana.

4. Under Fracture:- If you have a fracture in your hands, please abstain from this asana for a few days, when your hand is completely healed then you can start doing this asana.

5. Weak joints:-  If the joints of your hands are weak, then do this asana with little care.

6. High Blood Pressure:- If you are a sufferer of high blood pressure then do not perform Ardha Matsyendrasana for a long time.

7. Feeling headache:- If you feel dizzy or headache during this asana, then you should stop doing this asana.


Common Mistakes.

  • Many people keep their face to the front while doing this asana but this is the wrong way to do this Ardha Matsyendrasana.

If you want to take full benefits of Ardha Matsyendrasana then you have to stretch your torso backwards along with your neck as much as possible in this posture. 

  • Many people do this asana from only one side but we should do Ardha Matsyendrasana from both sides means we should do this asana using both our legs. So that we can get the full benefit of this posture.
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Does Ardha Matsyendrasana helps to make our Abs?

If you are thinking that you will make your abs with the help of this asana, then you are wrong. Ardha matsyendrasana works on our obliques it has little effect on our abdominal area which is not enough to make our abs and if I say in an easy language we can make our obliques even more flexible with the help of this asana. 

Whom should not do Ardha Matsyendrasana?

Although there are many benefits of Ardha Matsyendrasana, but in some cases we should abstain from this asana, such as if you are a pregnant woman, if you have undergone any type of stomach surgery, and if there is any type of pain in your neck.

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