Flashcards in Story of Asana: Ardha Matsyendrasana Deck (5)
What is the english name for Ardha Matsyendrasana?
Half Lord of the Fishes
What is the sanskrit name for Half Lord of the Fishes?
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.
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.