Vakrasana (वक्रासन) is disentangled type of Ardha matsyendrasana (half spinal twist posture). The Sanskrit name of both the stances varies while the English name stays the same. At a few places, the Ardhamatsyendrasana is named as half spinal turn stance and Vakrasan is essentially named as bend pose in English.

As said before Vakrasana is a disentangled type of Ardha matsyendrasana. For some individuals who can’t perform or rehearse ardha matsyendrasana, Vakrasana is endorsed for them. Thorough routine with regards to Vakrasana, step by step ardha matsyendrasana stance can be accomplished.

It is extremely valuable to tone spinal nerves and muscular strength and organs. It is likewise gainful to oversee or cure a significant number of illnesses and scatters.

How to do Vakrasana (वक्रासन)


1. Take a seat extending your legs forward on the ground.

2. Keep your hands adjacent to your thighs or rear end.

3. Curve your right leg straight and extended.

4. Keep the left foot adjacent to the correct knee and the left knee raised upward.

5. Breathe in and raise the arms to bear high, keeping the elbows straight.

6. Breathing out, turn to one side, put the right arm by the external side of the left knee and hold the left lower leg with the correct hand.

7. Take the left hand behind the back keeping the palms on the floor.

8. Look in reverse towards the left side.

9. Hang on the position.

10. The last position of each stage ought to be held while breathing, normally. Hold the position as long as possible.

11. At that point breathe in and raise the correct arm to bear high, keeping the elbows straight.

12. Breathing out, discharge the left curve, put the right hand by the side of the right butt cheek and left hand by the side of the left butt cheek.

13. Take a full breath and unwind.

14. Repeat the same from the opposite side.

15. Practice on the two sides.

Health benefits of Vakrasana (Half spinal twist posture)

  • Builds the flexibility of the spine and tones the spinal nerves.
  • Extends the muscles.
  • Gets help in the firmness of vertebrae.
  • Back rubs the stomach organs.
  • Decreases tummy fat.
  • Manages the emission of stomach related juices helpful for various stomach related scatters.
  • Relaxes the hip joints, mitigating firmness.
  • Fat on the parallel side of the guts gets lessened.
  • Particularly invigorates Navel chakra or Manipur chakra.

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