Marichyasana I: Strength and Stretch

David Procyshyn
Instructor David Procyshyn
Average: 4.9 (179 votes)
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This is the first of a series of two classes that lead you into a seated arm bind pose called marichyasana I (A), or pose dedicated to the sage marichi A. This class focuses on strengthening and stretching the key muscle groups that will prevent you from achieving the full pose if they are tight, such as the legs, back, hips and shoulders. The kind of rotation you need in the shoulder joint takes time to establish, so David devotes this class to beginning that release, so you are ready for the second class: Marichyasana II: Full Pose.

Equipment: Block, Bolster
Style: Hatha Yoga


Gilly Vanilly 1 month ago

Awesome class and great guidence, thank you David. I felt so loose and flexible afterwards. Only one small annoyance was the low volume at certain points made following a little difficult. I always have volume full on but at times in this class it was hard to hear you. Other thank that, totally fab!

dove411 4 months ago

Once again a big thank you for this great practice! I was able to really stretch my shoulders together in a way I hadn’t done in a while! The whole class was excellent and your pace and nuances made all the difference in making this such a mind body connection! Namaste Amigo! Luz

Abha 4 months ago

Absolutely awesome session! Can’t believe how small adjustments and muscle movements can alter the state of our bodies. You are so intuitive and clear in your instructions David. So glad I found you and this website!

sng4ever 4 months ago

Such a wonderful, soft practice for the lower back and shoulders. This wil make you feel calmer and softer at the end. Will do this one again and plan to have my husband do this practice. Thank you, David!!!!

David Procyshyn 5 months ago

Thank you for the comments everyone! I really appreciate you taking the time to share.

dkondelik 5 months ago

First time taking this particular class. David, you never cease to amaze me. Your gentle persuasion guides me to places I didn't think I could go. I will be 70 later this year and I realize that your yoga classes are absolutely essential for me. I see so many of my older family members who have not continued to stretch and strengthen and how it is sadly leading to pain and dysfunction. Whenever I complete one of your classes I realize how much I need to continue my practice. Everything seems brighter and more positive. I have taken yoga classes from various places in the past but never have I received the full benefit that your classes provide. It is a total mind, body, spirit experience like no other. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

philmans 5 months ago

I love other of David's classes but this one frustrated me. I couldn't hear many of the prompts and would need to come out of the poses to follow. It was also a little too mellow for me. I like a little more yang or I will take a yin class. Still, love the site. Thanks!

Corinna beuchet 10 months ago

also thought I would do 1/2 of it...but continued as Davis pace is so comfortable , he intensely but slowly gets into the yoga postures .
He is total clarity and I like how he will hold the posture . So endurance is present too.

Sharyl M 11 months ago

I was unmotivated recently and knew I had to let this cold dark weather fade away and take better care.
So happy I made myself do this today. Perfect.
As my husband says, do it and you'll never be sorry afterwards! So true :)

Decorbeck 1 year ago

Great class thank you ! Felt really tired at the start and wasn’t looking forward to a longer class but time just flew by and I feel energised again