Marichyasana I: Strength and Stretch

Marichyasana I: Strength and Stretch

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Instructor David Procyshyn
Average: 5 (73 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 I: Full Pose.

Equipment: Block, Bolster
Style: Hatha Yoga


Great class
michelle13 1 week ago

Thanks for a great stretch, such a lovely class,ive been doing yoga on and off for years but you can always learn some thing new the should stretch with the hands inter linked behind you to one side of your hip then the next was great i had never done it that way before , but now i will be using that stretch often when i practice, i think i might even show that one to my own yoga teacher.
Thank you very much, very clear instructions also. Namaste

Nice and slow
oakhazel 2 months ago

Thank you. I really enjoyed this lesson. Good, clear instructions and it is nice and relaxing to have a lesson without music.

Some good deep stretches
Margarethe 2 months ago

Good class. It would be a great class for the desk worker people (having been one for many years). The shoulder and hip stretches were excellent.

David is a soft spoken, gentle guy. With some instructors on this site I can close my eyes and follow, but I had to sit up a few times to see what he was doing. I also had to look a few times because he used moves I hadn't done before, and I've done a fair bit of yoga over the years. Always great to try new stretches!

I'd do this class again. I'm a sloucher and my shoulders can always use stretching.

Thank you so much for this
adalexander 3 months ago

Thank you so much for this great beginning class. I completed this challenge quite some time ago, and should have kept up, but for one reason or another I didn't. This was a great "get back into it" session and am looking forward to the next class. Great instructions!

Enjoyed greatly, volumne still very low
AmberMoon 4 months ago

I enjoyed this one very much and can see me doing it 3 times a week. I am still requesting better sound quality though. Thank you

Good feelings after work
Heidi2207 4 months ago

I am a flight attendant and my schedule changes every week. So many times I cant go to my yoga classes. And I will sleep at a hotel in another city tonight, and put this class on my tablet today, and I feel just fantastic after a long and tireing day and before a shower and going into bed. Thank you so much for being so clear and simple.

Thank you!
susn 7 months ago

Thank you, dear David! You are indeed a fabulous teacher (-alongside all the other wonderful teachers from doyogawithme). Always saying the right things at the right time, reassuring, calming - guiding me gently through the flow. And although I am 30 kilos overweight (and never dare to go to a real yoga class) I feel so much more soft and kinder to my body and flexible than I was before I started with your program 3 month ago. Thank you deepest!

Re: Feedback
David Procyshyn 7 months ago

You'r welcome! What a sweet comment to read. Thank you. I'm happy to hear that you're making progress!

This was my first yoga lesson
abgough 8 months ago

This was my first yoga lesson ever. I can't tell you how awesome I feel. I really look forward to continuing to learn with you.