Marchiyasana II Posture

The word “marchiya” is derived from a Sanskrit word meaning “a ray of light” and “asana “meaning “posture” or “seat”.

Steps To Be Followed:

  • Sit with your spine straight and your legs stretched infront.
  • Keep your legs straight and toes together.
  • Bend your left knee, your left calf muscle below your left thigh and your left foot closer to your hips.
  • Now bend your right knee, get your foot closer to your hips, left chin bone making 90 degree to the mat and your right knee exactly above your right ankle.
  • Cross your right hand infront of your shin bone and get it behind.
  • Take your left hand from behind and hold your left wrist with your right hand.
  • Now slowly bend forward and get your forehead to your left knee.
  • Stay in this posture for 7-10 breaths (each breath must be 6-8 seconds).
  • Now slowly lift your head up, release your hands , stretch your legs and relax.
  • Repeat it on the opposite side.

Benefits:

  • It helps in stimulating the abdominal organs.
  • It helps in calming the mind.
  • It helps in stretching the spine and shoulders.
  • It helps in improving the digestion.
  • It helps in relieving back pain.

Contra-Indications:

Asthma, Diarrhoea, Frozen shoulder.

Disclaimer:- Please practice under the supervision of Yoga Teacher/ Yoga expert