EFFECT: Stretches spine, promotes healthy digestion.

PROPS: Block

GAZE: Over your back shoulder

PRECEDING POSES: Seated Twists, Revolved Chair

COUNTERPOSES: Seated Forward Fold

PRECAUTIONS: When you bend the second leg underneath you, if you cannot keep both sit bones on the ground, then unbend the leg and do this pose with the bottom leg straight.

STEPS:

1. Start in Seated Staff pose. Bend your right knee and step your foot over your left thigh and set it on the
outside of your left leg.

2. Bend your left leg and bring your heel toward your right sit bone. Sit up tall.

3. Place your right hand behind you and lift your left hand up to the ceiling. As you exhale, twist to the right and bring your left
elbow to the outside of your right knee. Repeat on the other side.

TIP: If your back hand does not reach the floor, place a block underneath it. Use your breath to twist deeper. Inhale, sit up tall, and exhale as you twist further.

How To Perform Half Lord of the Fishes Pose (Ardha Matsyendrasana). When you bend the second leg underneath you, if you cannot keep both sit bones on the ground, then unbend the leg and do this pose with the bottom leg straight. #yoga #yogatips #thefitjoy