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Marichyasana I - Marichyasana I


The name comes from the Sanskrit words Marichi meaning the great grandfather of Manu, the Vedic Adam,considered to be the father of humanity.Marichyasana I Pose dedicated to the sage Marichi I.
Benefits : Calms the brain
Stretches the spine and shoulders
Stimulates abdominal organs like the liver and kidneys
Improves digestion

Remember while doing this asana,try to be comfortable.Do not stretch your body beyond its capacity.
Note: Beginner’s Tip: It is helpful for beginning students to sit up high on a bolster or thickly folded blanket to allow them to move more deeply into the forward bend in this pose. Beginners can also use a strap between the hands if there is some difficulty in clasping the hands behind the back.
Avoid doing this asana. Read this section carefully before you do it.
Avoid the practice of this pose if you suffer from
Asthma
Hypertension
Migraine
Headache

How to do this asana:

From staff pose - danadasana, bend your right knee and place the sole of your right foot close your your right buttock.Hug your right knee towards your body as you reach the left arm straight up to the ceiling.Drop the left arm behind your back as you wrap your right arm in front of your right shin.Bind the hands together behind your back.Sit up tall with a long, straight spine.Begin to fold into a forward bend, keeping your hands bound and your spine long.Come back to a perpendicular spine before releasing the bind and doing the other side.
Step 1: Start in Staff pose-danadasana
Step 2: From staff pose - danadasana, bend your right knee and place the sole of your right foot close your your right buttock
Step 3: Keep the left leg extended and engaged with the foot flexed.
Step 4: Hug your right knee towards your body as you reach the left arm straight up to the ceiling.Drop the left arm behind your back as you wrap your right arm in front of your right shin.
Step 5: Bind the hands together behind your back.Sit up tall with a long,straight spine.Begin to fold into a forward bend,keeping your hands bound and your spine long.
Step 6: Come back to a perpendicular spine before releasing the bind and doing the other side.


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