Marichyasana is a series of asanas dedicated to the sage Marichi , son of Brahma & one of the 10 Prajapatis , the Lords of Creation.
It is a seated spinal twist that requires hip flexibility to accomplish & helps to relese tightness in the upper back.
Jorgen C. , is known for his strong adjustments , and he has been helping me move forward in the Primary Series by not holding back with them on me , hehe.
I've been bestowed in this incarnation with a combination of Kapha ( a hearty build ) & Pitta ( perspire a lot ) , which initially made binding & clasping in Marichyasana a challenge.
With my teacher's help , I have been able to break through past Marichyasana B & now as seen in the pic to the left , am starting make progress in Marichyasana C. The key as illustrated , is to get the armpit as close as possible onto the opposite thigh before trying to bend the arm to clasp. And breathe . Sthira sukham asanam .
For Pitta's like me , a small towel on the knee will provide traction. As Jorgen says, it is important when adjusting to push with just the right amount of pressure for each person.
For those who would like more room & time for their Mysore practice , the morning hours for the weekly Mysore class at my teacher's shala , Omkar108 ,have been extended & now run from 7 to 11 AM. Mysore afternoon classes are from 4:30 to 6:20 PM. Jai !