Yoga Pose: Marichyasana (Pose Dedicated to the Sage)
Difficulty level: Easy
- Spinal health
- Massages the internal organs (great for upset tummies after Thanksgiving!)
- Calms the mind
Begin in Dandasana . As you extend actively through the right heel, inhale and bend your left knee bringing the sole of the foot in close to the left hip. On your next inhale, extend the right arm up towards the sky, lengthening the right side of your body. As you exhale, twist to the left, bending your right elbow. Draw the right elbow in between your left thigh and your torso, pressing your upper arm into your thigh and resisting back into the thigh with your torso to draw your spine upwards.
Hold this pose for 3 – 5 breaths, gently pressing the right hip towards the floor as you breathe.