Stretchy Sunday's: Marichyasana!

Aloha Polers, it's Sunday!!!

This week's Stretchy Sunday's Stretch is the Marichyasana!  This is a beginner's level Yoga pose you do on both sides.  You will feel this stretch throughout your whole back as well as your neck.  Let's get to it:



Left Side:

Sit up straight with your legs straight in front of you on the floor.  Bend your left leg and put your left foot by your right knee keeping your left foot on the left side of your right knee.  Bend your right arm and move your right elbow behind your left leg near your left knee.  Press your left hand against the floor behind your back.  Twist your back bone to the left around it's axis as you exhale while turning your head to the left as well.

Right Side:


Sit up straight with your legs straight in front of you on the floor.  Bend your right leg and put your right foot by your left knee keeping your right foot on the right side of your left knee.  Bend your left arm and move your left elbow behind your right leg near your right knee.  Press your right hand against the floor behind your back.  Twist your back bone to the right around it's axis as you exhale while turning your head to the right as well.

While doing this stretch please try to focus on your breath.  Inhale and exhale while going into the stretch.  Also engage your core and try not to slouch as it could complicate the stretch and you will not feel the stretch where you should.  Like all moves, if this does not feel good and you are in pain please stop.  Only do this move if you are able to and you feel a nice stretch with no pain.

This is a great stretch to add to your routine that will benefit you greatly!

Have a great Stretchy Sunday!!

Posted on August 19, 2012 .