Challenge Pose: Ardha Matsyendrasana

Strengthen your lower back as you move step by step into Ardha Matsyendrasana.
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half lord of the fishes pose

Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Lord of the Fishes Pose)

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Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Lord of the Fishes Pose)

Arda = Half · Matsya = Fish · Indra = Lord


Massages your lower abdominal organs; strengthens your lower back

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Teacher and model Lara Warren is a senior certified teacher at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York, Kula Yoga Project, and Chelsea Piers Fitness in Brooklyn. She started practicing Iyengar Yoga while living in London in her teens, and she has been going to India regularly to study with the Iyengar family since 2003. For more information on her daily classes, monthly workshops, yearly retreats, and ongoing teacher trainings, go to