Asana 43 – Marichyasana III
Posted in Uncategorized December 28th, 2010 by vera

Ultimately with this one, you are to clasp your hands behind your back, keeping the one arm hooked around the knee and the other off the floor and bent around your back. I cannot do this yet, but everyday those hands are getting closer to each other.

Yes, I did skip Marichyasana II. It is too darn hard.

mer-ry-chee-yah-sah-nah

(another) Pose Dedicated to the Sage Marichi

Asana 41 – Marichyasana I
Posted in Uncategorized November 16th, 2010 by vera

Now that your spine is maximally stretched, do some twists around it. Twists are very good for the digestion, or so they say. I have not noticed much effect one way or the other.

This first twist is easy for some,  impossible for others, and a recently achieved goal pour moi.

mer-ry-chee-yah-sah-nah

Pose Dedicated to the Sage Marichi

See one of B.S. Iyengar’s books for the story of  Marichi, or go to Wikipedia.