Seated Spinal Twist

Shayna Hiller

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Shayna breaks down Seated Spinal Twist (Ardha Matsyendrasana)

A Level 1/2 pose, Ardha Matsyendrasana is literally translated as Half Lord of the Fishes Pose.  Some pose names make a lot of sense, but his one you need to really fish around a little bit (no pun intended).  All jokes aside this is my favorite twisting pose and if you get deep into it after a long class of deep twists it is one of the most gratifying yoga poses around.  It is meditative, but at the same time strengthening.  Your spine is lengthening, but at the same time twisting deep.  You could really feel you inner organs being deeply massaged in this pose.  This pose is deeply detoxifying and will help flush out all the toxins in those hard to reach places. Watch Shayna guide you step by step through this amazing beneficial and detoxifying posture!