The sage, Marichi, is a mythological Hindu figure and the son of Brahma. He is said to be one of the seven seers, or wise lords, who heard Brahma’s words and translated them into Sanskrit. These words were the divine law of the universe, or dharma.
Like many twists, Marichyasana C is said to be a cleansing and purifying pose. It is stimulating and energizing as it improves the flow of prana throughout the body. The physical twisting is said to be symbolic of untangling ourselves on an emotional level from the issues we face in life. Marichyasana C is said to teach us how to systematically deal with these problems.
Marichyasana C is associated with balancing and purifying the manipura chakra.