Neena Gupta on practicing the yoga pose Ardha Matsyendrasana: 'Koshish jari hai' |  health

From outstanding acting to writing her recently released biography “Sach Kahun Toh”, Neena Gupta now dares to set fitness goals and we are inspired by her energy in her latest workout video. After practicing Dhanurasana, Neena tried another yoga pose – Ardha Matsyendrasana, or Half Lord of Pisces.

The diva recently took up her social media trading and shared a sneak peek into her intense training session. Sitting on a yoga mat in her living room in Mukteshwar and donning an airy blue and white top paired with similarly colored shorts, Neena pulled her hair back in a low ponytail for the cutest athleisure look on the internet this week.

Neena performed the seated rotating asana and nailed Matsyendrasana’s simpler variant – Ardha Matsyendrasana, which still looked complex enough. Neena did the yoga exercise with determination and titled the video, entitled “Koshish jari hai (Efforts Go On)” sic. Fans were quick to react, emptying their supply of love in the comment section and the video snapped over 2 lakh views while still going strong.

Method to nail Ardha Matsyendrasana or the half lord of the fish pose:

First, sit in a state of Dandasana with your legs straight. Place your hands on the floor next to your hips and keep your spine straight.

Now bend your left leg gently so that your left heel touches your right hip. Cross your right leg over your left leg so that your right foot ends next to your left knee.

Place your left elbow on the outside of your right knee. Take your right hand on your lower back.

Then twist your torso to the right and hold your left hand with your right hand or interlock. Chin to the right shoulder, hold the posture for 10 to 15 seconds, then release Repeat the same thing with your other leg.


In addition to being a great hip opener, Ardha Matsyendrasana flexes the lower part of the practitioner’s body, makes the hips stronger and tighter, stimulates the liver and kidneys, and energizes the spine. It opens well and brings great flexibility to the neck, shoulders, arms and chest.

This exercise also helps in improving the digestive system and the functioning of the liver and pancreas. Not only is it therapeutic for asthma and infertility, but it also relieves menstrual cramps, fatigue, sciatica, and back pain.

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