Utthita Marichyasana (Intense Torso and Leg Stretch Yoga Pose) – 7 Benefits

What is Utthita Marichyasana (Intense Torso and Leg Stretch Yoga Pose)

this variation of the classic pose, Marichyasana is practiced against the
wall with the help of a high stool. this asana works the paraspinal muscles and
ligaments, which rarely get exercised in our normal, day-to-day routine. the props allow the twist to be achieved without strain.

Utthita Marichyasana is recommended for those with lower backaches.

Benefits of Utthita Marichyasana

  1. Relieves stiffness in the neck and shoulders
  2. Improves the alignment of the spinal column and keeps it supple
  3. Alleviates pain in the lower back, hips, and tailbone
  4. Prevents the shortening of the leg muscles associated with aging
  5. Prevents sciatica
  6. Cures indigestion
  7. Relieves flatulence

Contraindications and Cautions

Do not practice this asana if you have

  • serious heart diseases
  • blocked arteries
  • high or low blood pressure
  • migraines
  • severe eye strain
  • cold
  • bronchitis
  • breathlessness
  • chronic fatigue
  • depression
  • insomnia
  • diarrhea
  • constipation
  • Osteoarthritis of the knees.
  • Avoid this asana during menstruation
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