Marichyasana II: Full Pose

David Procyshyn
Instructor David Procyshyn
Average: 4.9 (141 votes)
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This is the second in a 2-part series designed to move you into marichyasana I or A. Following on from what you learned in Marichyasana I: Strength and Stretch, this is a thorough, full-length hatha yoga class that will release the key muscle groups that need to be stretched in order to move into this wonderful, seated arm bind. The hamstrings, shoulders, back and hips are major areas of focus, as is a gentle, careful approach.

Equipment: Strap, Block
Style: Hatha Yoga


MaryRose Metcalfe 3 weeks ago

What a great way to finish off this 21-day shoulder challenge. I reached the peak pose and it was because of your gentle guidance and step by step process.

You are awesome.

MacoyM 2 months ago

Awesome session David P. You're my Master Jedi :)

Melanie71 3 months ago

Just finished this class and wow!! It was great though I still cannot dolphin...almost though! Anyway my question is about a problem I am having with my feet. After standing in warrior or triangle or any of those wide feet stances my feet start to get these almost painful electric shock type feelings in them. They then start to ache. If I drop out of the pose they ease up pretty quick but unsure why it is I holding the pose wrong, maybe pushing my feet to far apart? I double check the alignment and it seems fine but still get the weird shock things. Any ideas? Thanks! Melanie

David Procyshyn 3 months ago

Hi Melanie. I'm not sure what is going on. Is it possible that you are gripping your toes, and that is causing the shock? Although, it's more likely an issue in your legs or hips. Hmmm... I wish I could help!

DianeL 4 months ago

Hi David,
I have pretty thight shoulders since my chilhood, many decades ago. I am practicing yoga since 16 years, notably to work this issue and I can tell you that when it comes to shoulders, you're my man !
I am so grateful I found you !! Thank you sooooo much. DL

sethflag 4 months ago

The video keeps stopping. I've had this problem a number of times with different videos. It happens on this site but no problems Netflix etc. Perhaps you need to improve something on your end.

lakiara 4 months ago

I have never been disappointed with any of the content, I am so gratefull for how David manages to share humanity and eneergy even thru a computer screen, during this difficult time this program is something I look forward to and starts my day reminding me that I am not alone. I look forward to many improvements in my spirit and flexibility with the group of teaches and being consistent.

Ritasans 8 months ago

Just getting back to yoga after several years off due to injuries and surgeries. I’m surprised how flexible I still am, but oh...what a workout!

swallin1 10 months ago

Awesome guide into the full pose! Can't quite get it without the strap right now but going to add this class to my weekly routine and eventually I'm sure I'll get it!

Dnakagawa 11 months ago

Wonderful class. Stretching it and twisting is the greatest relief. More slower /long yoga sessions, please. Thank you