Ardha Matsyendrasana

Ardha Matsyendrasana – Half Spinal Twist Pose

Ardha Matsyendrasana or the half spinal twist pose is one the main asanas practiced in Hatha yoga. In sanskrit, Ardha means half, Matsya means fish, Indra means king and Asana means a pose. Ardha Matsyendrasana literally means the half twist pose of the king of fishes. Adha Matsyendrasana gives flexibility to the spine and hips and tones the organs in the abdomen.

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