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1

What is the english name for Ardha Matsyendrasana?

Half Lord of the Fishes

2

What is the sanskrit name for Half Lord of the Fishes?

Ardha Matsyendrasana?

3

Who was the mythical Matsyendra?

Matsyendra was a mythical person who grew up inside of a fish and observed the gods practicing Hatha Yoga, thus bringing it to humans.

4

Who was the real Matsyendra

He was one of the founders of hatha yoga, whose name in turn means “lord of the fishes”; and आसन asana, posture or seat; अर्ध ardha means half.

5

The asana is medieval, descirbed when?

described in the 15th century Haṭha Yoga Pradīpikā, which states that it destroys many diseases.