Hathayoga 1-28,29

Matsyaâsana

वामोरु-मूलार्पित-दक्ष-पादं

जानोर्बहिर्वेष्टित-वाम-पादम् ।

प्रगृह्य तिष्ठेत्परिवर्तिताङ्गः

श्री-मत्य्सनाथोदितमासनं स्यात् ॥ २८॥

मत्स्येन्द्र-पीठं जठर-प्रदीप्तिं

प्रचण्ड-रुग्मण्डल-खण्डनास्त्रम् ।

अभ्यासतः कुण्डलिनी-प्रबोधं

चन्द्र-स्थिरत्वं च ददाति पुंसाम् ॥ २९॥

Vāmorumūlārpitadakshapādam Jānorbahirveshtitavāmapādam Praghrhya tishthetparivartitāngghah Śrīmatysanāthoditamāsanam syāt

Matsyendrapītham jatharapradīptim Prachandarughmandalakhandanāstram Abhyāsatah kundalinīprabodham Chandrasthiratvam cha dadāti pumsām

Having placed the right foot at the root of the left thigh, let the toe be grasped with the right hand passing over the back, and having placed the left foot on the right thigh at its root, let it be grasped with the left hand passing behind the back. This is the âsana, as explained by Sri Matsyanâtha. It increases appetite and is an instrument for destroying the group of the most deadly diseases. Its practice awakens the Kundalinî, stops the nectar shedding from the moon in people.