The literal meaning of Ardha implies half. Many Siddhas/ masters who where later became profound Yogis cited Matsyendra in the past Yoga text the Hatha-Yoga-Pradipika. This pose is commonly known as the Spinal Twist because the spinal column /backbone is twisted lightly.
It is pronounced as ard-ha-mat-syen-drah-sa-na or Ardha matsyendra Asana -The Half Spinal Twist Pose
For better flexibleness and strengthens in the spine, the Half Spinal Twist (Ardha-matsyendra-asana) is one among the finest Yoga positions . It not only Provide relaxation to the stiff necks but also releases the upper back tension caused by tension, bad pose, or long periods of time sitting in one place. The alternate cycle of contraction and release of the abdominal muscle area, fill this region with sufficient amount of blood and massages the internal organs. Continual practice of the Half Spinal Twist can tone up the Muscles of the abdomen and pelvic arch and hip. This asana helps to reduce weight of the body Read Full Article