Marichyasana is a series of postures incorporating forward bends and twisting with deep hip and groin opening that can provide massage for the internal organs and provide a deep stretch for the postural muscles in the lower torso. The pose is named after Marichi, one of the seven sons of Brahma, the creator deity in Hinduism. The name Marichi refers to a shining ray of light, or effulgence. The involvement of the fiery third chakra, Manipura, in the posture may explain this postures namesake.
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