How to Marichis Pose 1 – Marichyasana 1

Unlock all the benefits of Marichis Pose 1, named in honor of legendary sage Marichi. Not only is this dynamic variation great for strengthening shoulders and hamstrings, it improves blood circulation too! In addition, you can enjoy improved digestive health that comes with its practice as well as kudos to your kidneys and liver.

Marichis Pose 1, also known as Marichyasana I, is a seated twist that helps to stretch and strengthen the spine, shoulders, and hips. Here’s how to perform this pose:

  1. Begin seated on the ground with your legs extended in front of you.
  2. Bend your right knee and place your foot on the ground near your left inner thigh, with your toes pointing towards your left knee.
  3. Inhale and lift your arms up to the ceiling, keeping them parallel to each other.
  4. Exhale and twist your upper body to the right, placing your right hand on the ground behind you for support.
  5. Bring your left elbow to the outside of your right knee, using your elbow to gently press against your knee as you continue to twist.
  6. Hold the pose for a few deep breaths, then release and return to a seated position.
  7. Repeat on the other side.

Release tension, breathe easier and cultivate flexibility with this helpful yoga pose! By placing a bolster or folded blanket under your hips you can gain an extra boost for stretching out tight back muscles.

Not only will it help to increase shoulder strength and calm the nerves; those who meditate frequently may find that their focus sharpens as well. Plus, due to its twisting motion which helps wring toxins from your organs – don’t forget to consult with your doctor first before beginning any new routine!

It can also improve your digestion and help you to calm your nervous system.

The first variation of this pose can be challenging to do. You should take a few minutes to adjust to this pose.

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How to Marichis Pose 1