Matsyendrasana ~ Lord of the Fishes

I was doing this pose in class this morning and thought it would be a nice refresher.

Yoga With Maheshwari

shiva parvati myth yoga matsyendrasana, matsyaShiva, the destroyer, came out of a ten thousand year meditation and decided to descend Mount Kailish to visit his beloved Parvati. Parvati had a way of knowing such things and knew that he would come on this day and put together a picnic lunch and started toward the river. Shiva arrived just after she set out.

Shiva began to tell Parvati about the miraculous discovery he’d made during his many years of meditation – yoga! He explained that this was the ultimate path to union between the individual self and the Divine. While he went on and on about yoga, Parvati fretted about lunch. Shiva was confused by her apparently flippant attitude and asked her why she wasn’t listening. He felt he’d made the discovery of a lifetime and that she was not interested in hearing about it. Parvati told him that of course she was interested and asked…

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About Reena Davis

I am a certified yoga teacher and a student of all things spiritual.
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