Sanskrit Name: Ardha Matsyendrasana

Benefits: compresses and stretches spine, improves elasticity and flexibility, detoxifying, opens bronchial muscles and rib cage, good for abs, prevents slipped discs, increases circulation to spinal nerves, veins and tissues, relieves back pain and deformity in lumbar region of spine, helps arthritis of knee and sciatica, massages kidneys, liver, gall bladder, spleen and pancreas.