Ardha Matsyendrasana 2 is a modification of Ardha Matsyendrasana. This asana is a grounding stretch for the outer hips and creates expansion through the chest and shoulders.
Performing twists in yoga gives our bodies a chance to wring out tension and realign the spine. What’s more, twists aid digestion. They also help in eliminating the built up waste, as well as negative thoughts and emotions that live in the belly. Besides, the asana balances the insulin in the body.
As we twist our body and open the shoulders and chest, Anahata chakra is stimulated. The Heart chakra is all about connecting and relating. The emphasis here is on love, giving and receiving, and how open we are in relationships. Love is the energy that helps transfigure emotions and experiences. It’s an essential element in any relationship, whether it’s is with others or oneself.
Twist your back shoulder, that your torso stretches more.
Avoid in case of severe back ache or spinal injury.
As our practice makes our body more supple, we deepen the stretch by locking the hands. And the feeling is intoxicating (in a good way)!
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