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Precautions Half Spinal Twist Pose

This yoga pose is one of the few yoga poses that rotates the spine.


The yoga pose spinal twist simultaneously stretches the muscles on one side of the back and abdomen while contracting the muscles on the other side.

The Half Spinal Twist is one of the best yoga pose for cultivating flexibility and strength in the spine. It sooths the upper back tension and stiff neck caused by poor posture, stress, or prolonged periods of sitting in one position.


The Half Spinal Twist (Ardha Matsyendrasana) yoga pose has tremendous benefits to our body. However, there are some health conditions in which this great yoga pose should not be performed.

Reasons not to do Yoga Pose Half Spinal Twist:

In case of pregnancy this yoga pose should not be practiced.

In case of spine injury do not attempt this pose.

If you have recent or chronic knee, hip, back or shoulder injury avoid this yoga pose.