Marichyasana II – Marichi’s Pose II

Marichyasana II – Marichi’s Pose II


Marichyasana II 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 II is, this pose dedicated to sage Marichi.  It is called as Marichi Sage Pose Iin English.

Preparatory Poses for Marichyasana II are Supta Padangusthasana(The Reclining Big Toe Pose), Upavistha Konasana(The Wide-Angled Seated Forward Bend), Bharadvajasana (Bhadravaja’s Twist), Janu Sirsasana(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. Start with the Dandasana (Staff Pose)
  2. Bring the right leg back into Ardha Padmasana (Half Lotus Pose).
  3. Draw the left leg back as for Marichyasana 1 (Marichi’s Pose 1).
  4. Inhale; Reach the left arm up, extending through the left side.
  5. Exhale; Fold forward and wrap the left arm around the left shin and the right arm behind you.
  6. Clasp the left wrist in the right hand.
  7. Inhale, draw the wrists down towards the yoga mat
  8. Lift the sides of the trunk.
  9. Exhale; lengthen the trunk out over the right leg, bringing the chin towards the knee.
  10. Hold in this position for few seconds.
  11. Inhale; Exit the pose.
  12. Exhale; Back to Dandasana (Staff Pose).
  13. 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
  • Pregnant women

Practise this yoga daily, will yield the better results.

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