Marichyasana I – Marichi Sage Pose I

Marichyasana I – Marichi Sage Pose I


Marichyasana I is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Marichy (Name of the sage Mariachi, He is the great grandfather of Manu and the son of Brahma.) and asana (posture or pose). The reason for the name Marichyasana I is, this pose dedicated to sage Marichi.  It is called as Marichi Sage Pose Iin English.

Preparatory Poses for Marichyasana are Supta Padangusthasana(The Reclining Big Toe Pose), Upavistha Konasana(The Wide-Angled Seated Forward Bend), Bharadvajasana(Bhadravaja’s Twist),JanuSirsasana(The Head To Knee Forward Bend), Virasana(The Hero’s Pose), Baddha Konasana(The Bound Angle Pose), Supta Baddha Konasana(The Reclining Bound Angle Pose) and Gomukhasana(The Cow- Face Pose); and the Follow-Up Poses are Upavistha Konasana(The Wide-Angled Seated Forward Bend), Baddha Konasana(The Bound Angle Pose), Padmasana(The Lotus Pose) and Ardha Matsyendrasana(The Half Lord Of The Fishes Pose).

Steps Involved:

  1. Starts with forming the Staff pose (dandasana).
  2. Bend the right knee
  3. Place the right foot closer to the right buttock.
  4. Left leg should be straight.
  5. Hug your right knee towards your body
  6. Make sure that you reach the left arm straight up to the roof.
  7. Drop the left arm behind your back
  8. Make sure that you wrap your right arm in front of your right shin.
  9. Hold both hands together behind your back.
  10. Sit up with the straight spine.
  11. Bend forwardly, Keep your spine long.
  12. Hold in this position for few seconds.
  13. Back to the perpendicular spine before Exit the pose.
  14. Repeat all the above steps with the opposite side.


  • Helps to calm the brain.
  • Reduces the stress and physical strain, and rejuvenates the body.
  • Strengthens the inner thighs.
  • Stretches the hamstrings, spine, hips and shoulders.
  • Stimulates abdominal organs.
  • Broadens the hip creases.
  • Softens the back and neck area.
  • Cleansing the entire body.
  • It helps to open the shoulders.
  • Cures the mild backache.
  • Stretches the muscles between the ribs.
  • Regulates the mensuration cycle.
  • Helps to relax the muscular tension.
  • Improves the digestion system and metabolism.
  • Energizes and the entire body.
  • Tones the waist.
  • It massages the followings liver, kidneys, spleen, stomach, pancreas, small intestines and gallbladder.

Dos, Don’ts and Tips:

People with the following problem please avoid practising this pose, or practise under the expert’s supervisions and doctor’s advice.

  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Hypertension
  • Asthma
  • Insomnia
  • Diarrhea

Practise this yoga daily, will yield the better results.

It’s good to do this pose in the morning with empty stomach.