Scorpion Pose (Vrschikasana) – Learn How To Practice This Asana In 3 Easy Steps | Yoga With Nutan

SCORPION POSE

Sanskrit Name – Vrschikasana

Sanskrit Name Meaning – Vrschika - Scorpion, Asana - Pose

Type of Asana – Forearm Balance Backbend Yoga Pose

Target Areas – Full Body


WHAT IS SCORPION POSE (VRSCHIKASANA)?

Scorpion Pose (Vrschikasana) is a chest opening, forearm balance backbend yoga pose that targets your core, arms, back and legs. It energises your whole body and helps stimulate digestion.


DO NOT PRACTICE SCORPION POSE (VRSCHIKASANA) IF:

  1. You have a back, leg, hip or back injury

  2. You have issues with blood pressure

  3. You’ve recently had surgery

BENEFITS OF SCORPION POSE (VRSCHIKASANA)

  1. Improves posture and balance

  2. Stimulates your abdominal organs and digestion

  3. Stretches your hip flexors, opens your chest and shoulders

  4. Increases concentration

HOW TO PRACTICE SCORPION POSE (VRSCHIKASANA) IN 3 EASY STEPS

  1. Start in Feathered Peacock / Forearm Balance Pose (Pincha Mayurasana).

  2. Bend your knees and arch your back so that your feet are near your head.

  3. Breathe deeply. Practice this asana for as long as you feel comfortable and then exit the pose and rest in Child’s Pose (Balasana).

SCORPION POSE (VRSCHIKASANA) VARIATION – USE A WALL

Practice this asana against a wall to help with flexibility.


PREPARATORY POSES


Downward Facing Dog – Ardho Mukha Svanasana


Dolphin Pose – Catur Svanasana


Handstand – Adho Mukha Vrksasana


Gorilla Pose – Padahastasana


Cow Pose – Bitilasana


Locust Pose – Salabhasana


Cobra Pose - Bhujangasana


FOLLOW UP POSES


Downward Facing Dog – Ardho Mukha Svanasana


Child’s Pose - Balasana

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