- marīchi = name of a sage
- āsana = posture
Category:Seated / Twist
From a seated position, one leg is extended to the front as the opposite leg bends with the heel next to the sits bone. The torso is rotated towards the bent knee with one arm wrapped around the outside of that thigh. The opposite arm reaches around and behind the body and the palm is rooted into the earth . The ribcage is lifted and the heart is open. The gaze follows the movement of the twist.
Stimulates the liver and kidneys. Stretches the shoulders, hips, and neck. Energizes the spine. Stimulates the digestive fire in the belly. Relieves menstrual discomfort, fatigue, sciatica, and backache. Therapeutic for asthma and infertility.