How important is your yoga mat? The mat as we know it is a pretty recent invention, and while some advocate dispensing with it altogether, the majority of yoga students remain attached to that little rectangle that defines our space while offering more traction and cushioning than the bare floor. I thought I had tried just about every type of mat out there, so when I heard about a new offering from yoga behemoth Lululemon, I assumed it would be a branded version of a pre-existing product. Read on to see how wrong I was!
Marichyasana is a funny combination of poses: paschimottanasa (seated forward bend) on one leg and malasana (deep squat) on the other. Put it all together with a bind and you've got a lot going on. Practicing the two previously mentioned poses is good preparation.