Marichyasana II: Full Pose

David Procyshyn
Instructor David Procyshyn
Average: 4.9 (132 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


Ritasans 3 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 5 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 6 months ago

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

sng4ever 6 months ago

David is so great at explanation and giving options as he works through this practice. It is a truly wonderful experience by the time you get to the peak pose. I felt completely relaxed and could definitely feel my spine and shoulders were less tense. This is a great practice for a day you don't want a vigorous practice.

Crownee23 7 months ago

Thank you David. Have been doing this for a while but after this class it’s by far easier to bind. Could you please post a class on marichyasana D. That would be great. Namaste

VeraM 9 months ago

Thank you very much for this great class, David! I can reach the peak pose, but canˋt keep my back straight in the final pose. Should I keep more attention to the straight back and or is it ok??
Thanks in advance for the advice!

David Procyshyn 9 months ago

Yes, it's ideal to try to bring you back up straight, but it doesn't mean that you can't do the pose. The most important area to focus on is your pelvis/lower back. Create as much lift there as you can, as though you want to come onto the front edge of your sitting bones. Baby steps!

tossa 1 year ago

love the twists and the bridge. surprised myself by being able to do the arm bind.