Pose Name: Sitting Half Spinal Twist

Indian Name: Ardha Matsyendrasana

• Makes spine supple • Increases the elasticity of the spine • Opens the chest and increases the oxygen supply to the lungs

•This asana must be avoided during pregnancy and menstruation as it entails a strong twist at the abdomen • People who have recently undergone abdominal, heart or brain surgeries, should not practice this asana