Parivritta means rotated or a turning of the heart. Marichi is the name of a Vedic Sage who was also said to be the son of Brahma, Lord of creation.
Benefits of Rotated Sage Pose
- Twisting the spine in neutral alignment nourishes the discs and allows the muscles on the back and front side of the body to work in synergy.
- Opens the lower ribcage and allows for deeper breathing.
- Assists with digestion and elimination by massaging the internal organs.
- Sit on a bolster or block if you are rounding your lower back.
- Start in Dandasana with your fingertips at your sides.
- Lengthen your torso, and lifting your ribcage.
- Feel that the base of your body is wide.
- Keep the back of your head is in line with your shoulder blades and sacrum.
- Keep the left leg extended. Pick the right foot up and place the heel on the outside of the left knee.
- Place your left hand around your right knee.
- Place your fingertips at the base of your spine to help you lengthen your spine.
- Press through your left heel and draw the toes of the left foot back towards your shin.
- Press your sit bones down and lift the crown of your head up.
- Twist the spine to the right.
- Initiate the twist from your abdominals.
- Keep your shoulders and chin level and parallel to the floor.
- Enjoy a sense of expansion on all sides of your body.
- Put more exertion into lengthening the spine than you put into your twist. This will protect and strengthen your spine.
- Release the twist and bring your torso back to centre.
- Come back to staff pose by extending both legs out in front of you.