Ardha matsyendrasana has a wide range of health benefits. It stretches the spine and promotes spinal flexibility, tones the abdominal organs, improves digestion, and is very effective for easing back pain. This asana is recommended for menstrual disorders and urinary tract infections as well.
The psychological benefits of ardha matsyendrasana include calming the mind, strengthening the nervous system and alleviating stress.
Ardha matsyendrasana stimulates the manipura (solar plexus) chakra, which governs self-esteem, willpower, and self-discipline. Energizing this chakra promotes self-confidence and aids in exercising control over one’s life. Practicing this asana also arouses kundalini power and promotes a positive outlook and harmony