Matsyendrasana (Spinal Twist Pose)
Vamoru mularpitadakshapadam Janor bahir veshtitavamapadam/
Praghrhya tishthet parivartitangghah srimatysanathoditam asanam syat//(Chapter -1, Verse 26).
Place the right foot at the base of the left thigh, the left foot at the side of the right knee. Take hold of the left foot with the right hand, pass the left arm behind the waist and remain with the body turned. This asana is explained by Sri Matsyendranath. (Chapter -1, Verse 26).
Matsyendrapitham jatharapradiptim Prachandarughmandalakhandanastram/
Abhyasatah kundaliniprabodham Chandrasthiratvam cha dadati pumsam//(Chapter -1, Verse 27).
Practice of this asana Matsyendrasana increases the digestive fire to such an incredible capacity, this will eradicate all stomach diseases and thus awakening the serpent power and bringing equilibrium in the Bindu. (Chapter -1, Verse 27).