Marichi’s Pose B

Marichi's Pose B

What is Marichi’s Pose B?

Marichi's pose B, or marichyasana B in Sanskrit, is one of several variations of the advanced marichyasana series. In this seated forward bend, one leg is locked in lotus while the other is bent, foot flat on the floor. The practitioner binds their hands behind their back and folds forward, which stimulates the abdominal organs and improves digestion.


  • Sit with the legs outstretched.
  • Exhale and place the left leg in lotus. Bend the right leg so that the shin is vertical and the foot rests on the floor.
  • Exhale and lean forward slightly. Wrap the right arm around and behind the right leg. Reach the left arm back and grab hold of the wrist.
  • Inhale, then exhale and fold all the way forward.
  • Breathe while holding the pose.
  • Inhale and release. Change sides.


  • Avoid if there is knee injury

Benefits of Marichi’s Pose B

  • Stretches the spine and shoulders
  • Increases flexibility in the hips and knees
  • Massages the abdominal organs
  • Increases circulation to the abdomen and improves digestion
  • Stimulates the colon

Marichi’s Pose B Details
Sanskrit Name: Marichi's Pose B
Pronunciation: mar-EECH-YAH-sah-nah B
Pose Level: Advanced
Drishti: Nasagre (Tip of the nose)
Pose Type: Binds, Forward Bends, Hip Openers, Seated Poses

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