style: Anatomy, Vinyasa

duration: 60 min

Asana – Twists

Twists of the Sage

We look at Twists and how to access what is needed to go into nourishing twists. Working in standing poses and seated poses, we work in twists of RIshi Mariachi.


Marichi = literally means a ray of light (of sun or moon). Marichi is the son of Brahma and chief of the Maruts (“shining ones”), the war-like storm gods. He’s one of the 7  (10 or 12) seers (rishis) or lords of creation (prajapatis), who intuitively “see” and declare the divine law of the universe (dharma). Marichi is the great-grandfather of Manu (“man, thinking, intelligent”), the Vedic Adam and the “father” of humanity.

In this asana the abdominal organs contract and circulation is increased.  It helps with digestion and massages and tones the organs of the digestive system including stomach, liver, spleen, intestines, pancreas and the gall-bladder.

Cora Wen

Over the past 25 years, Cora Wen has built her reputation as an internationally acclaimed yoga practitioner and teacher.

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