My Humble Yoga Journey – Marichyasana 1

Woke up this morning and did my daily morning prayer. Hopped on to my mat right after. Keep myself in silent for 10 minutes. Start my warm up with Surya Namaskar and practice some asana.

I am supposed to catch up with the backdated asana here but I am so excited to share today’s challenge which is Marichyasana 1.

I remember trying this asana once but it was a no to my body. Not at all.

After my practice, I turned to page 148 on Light On Yoga by BKS Iyengar and practice Janu Sirsasana, page 151 Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana, Badhha Padma Paschimottanasana on page 153 and finally page 160 Marichyasana 1.

I couldn’t bring my face to the knee from my first few attempts. The catch? Let’s go to page 161, point number 5. It goes like this:

“..while in this position, keep both shoulders parallel to the floor and breathe normally”.

Ahhhh ~ and so I brought my shoulders parallel to the floor. By doing so, it makes this asana so much easier. More practices are needed so that I can catch hold of the palms and soon the wrists and erect the spine straight to bend more forward.


As this beautiful quote says,

There is no glory in practice, but without practice, there is no glory. ~ by unknown.

I hope you enjoy the sharing for today. Namaste.

My Humble Yoga Journey, GOPAKO.


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