What is Marichi's Pose?
Marichi's pose, or Marichyasana, is a pose dedicated to the sage, Marichi, who was the son of Hinduism's creator god, Brahma. It's a seated posture in which one leg is outstretched and the other bent. The yogi wraps the outer arm around the leg, clasping the hands behind the back, and folds into a forward bend.
- Sit with your legs outstretched, then exhale and bend your left knee. Place your left foot near your left buttock.
- Inhale and reach your left arm around your left leg. Clasp your hands behind your back.
- Exhale and twist to the left, then fold forward.
- Breathe while holding the pose.
- No known cautions.
Benefits of Marichi's Pose
- Improves blood flow to abdominal organs
- Stretches the spine
- Improves flexibility in the legs
- Relieves constipation
Marichi's Pose Details
- Sanskrit Name
- Pose Level
- Nasagre (Tip of the nose)
- Pose Type
- Binds, Forward Bends, Seated Poses, Twists