Benefits of Marichyasana II (Marichi's Pose)

This level 2 hip opener is definitely great for increasing digestive fire! With one leg in half lotus, the heel of that foot presses up against the internal organs as you fold deeply forward which brings a strong contraction to the belly. It also opens the shoulders as you bind the arms around the other leg. This pose will help build patience and greater balance as you learn to bring half lotus into a deep bow of humility and wrap it up in a beautiful bundle. See my Marichyasana II demo!