Marichi pose is a basic yoga pose and is often practiced by most beginners.
Sit down on the floor with your feet spread out in front of you. Keep them hip width apart. Bend your right leg at the knee and rest its foot on the floor. Place the foot of the leg as close to the edge of the thigh or the sitting bone as possible. Do not curve or bend your back. Keep your spine lengthened.
Press your extended left thigh onto the floor and extend the big toe forwards away from your pelvis. Rotate the foot a little to the inside or leave it straight.
Marichi Pose Yoga
Exhale and rotate your body to the right towards the folded leg as far back as possible. Wrap your left arm around the right leg and hold the thigh of the stretched leg with it. Place your arm at the back of your pelvis and press the finger tips of it into the floor, so you are trying to balance the position and the twist with it.
Inhale and lengthen you spine and fold the groins deeply into your pelvis. Press your knee and thigh into your belly. As you exhale twist your body even more. Keep your shoulders firm and straight parallel to the ground.
Ideal time to remain in marichi Pose
Remain in this position for at least 60 seconds and return to the normal relaxing position. Repeat the pose with the other leg.
Benefits of the marichi pose
- Marichi pose is great for stretching the shoulders and the spine
- It also strengthens the spine
- Stimulates the brain
- Stretches the legs, hips and internal organs
Therapeutically Marichi pose fights constipation, digestive problems, asthma, fatigue, back ache, sciatica, hip pains and menstrual discomfort.
As a beginner if you are having difficulty in keeping your spine erect after lifting your leg, you can keep the pelvis in neutral position to avoid straining your back.Keep Practicing marichi pose to master it in a very short time.