Ardha Matsyendrasana, the half-spinal-twist pose is derived from the Sanskrit terms, Ardha(half), Matsya(fish), Indra( lord or king) and is one of the best twisting poses. The deep, seated twist pose has the energy to transform the spine.
Sarvangasana or shoulder stand is a yoga pose wherein the whole body is balanced on the shoulders. It is also a part of the Padma Sadhana yoga sequence. ‘Sarv’ means all, ‘anga’ means part of a body, and ‘asana’ is posture. As the name indicates, Sarvangasana influences the functioning of all parts of your body. This asana is highly beneficial in maintaining the mental and physical health and is also referred as ‘Queen of asanas’.
Setu Bandha Sarvangasana or bridge pose is a common posture or asana.
The poses look like the shape of the bridge, so this pose is named the bridge pose i.e. Setubandhasana. This pose is effective in relaxing the body and reducing stress. It stretches the chest, spinal cord and neck.