Yoga Half Twist Pose

This seated twist is one of the movements that should not be missed in a Yoga session. It is also known as a spinal twist and it tones the sympathetic nervous system, revitalizing the body.


Sanskrit: Matsyendrasana
Type: Seated
Level: Beginner

  • Sit with your legs straight. Bend your knees with your feet on the floor. 
  • Slide the left foot to the right hip, the left leg is bent on the ground.
  •  The right foot is brought to the outside of the left knee and the right leg is bent with the knee towards the ceiling. You lift your right hip and let it drop widening it.
  • Place the right hand behind next to the right glute and the left arm on the back of the right thigh, near the knee. 
  • Turn your trunk to the right. Root the coccyx and bring the kidneys forward while bringing the shoulder blades and shoulders back from the diaphragm.
  • You should then perform the twist to the other side.

Calories Burned in 15 minutes

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  • Calories Burned in 40 minutes

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  • Calories Burned in 45 minutes

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  • Calories Burned in 1 hour 15 mins

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  • Calories Burned in 1 hour 30 mins

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  • Calories Burned in 2 hours

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