Twist deeply and slowly as you move step by step into Purna Matsyendrasana.
In addition to working your back muscles, this powerful, deep spinal twist cultivates a union of opposite actions in which the prana (inhaling pattern) keeps your heart buoyant and wide while the apana (exhaling pattern) makes it feel like the coccyx is flowing horizontally along the floor.
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From a seated position in Staff Pose, fold your left leg into Ardha Padmasana (Half Lotus Pose). Use your right hand to very gently roll the left calf muscle outward, so the knee folds comfortably and safely. Place the left heel in the lower right portion of the belly, at least 2 inches below the navel.
See alsoChallenge Pose: Garudasana (Eagle Pose)