Marichi’s Pose


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: Marichyasana
Pronunciation: mar-EECH-YAH-sah-nah
Pose Level: Intermediate
Drishti: Nasagre (Tip of the nose)
Pose Type: Binds, Forward Bends, Seated Poses, Twists

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