Yoga Scorpion Pose - Vrschikasana
About Yoga Scorpion Pose
The scorpion yoga pose is classified as a backbend inversion yoga asana. If you want to take your yoga workout to an advanced level, then the scorpion yoga pose will give you the challenge that you’ve been yearning for! Yoga beginners are advised to refrain from attempting the scorpion pose yoga sequence until they have mastered all of the basic level asanas and intermediate asanas. Performing a few warm-up poses before attempting the scorpion yoga pose will prevent muscle injuries and leave you well prepared for the challenging scorpion pose yoga sequence! The sirsasana, adho mukha vrkasana, and pincha mayurasana are excellent and appropriate preparatory poses.
Step By Step Instructions
Get ready to challenge your mind and body with the scorpion pose yoga sequence!
- Position yourself in the pincha mayurasana (forearm stand) on the yoga mat.
- Bend your knees and raise your head.
- Gradually bring your body into a deep backbend by lowering your feet towards your head.
- When you practice the scorpion pose yoga sequence it will be difficult to keep your knees together, but make an effort to keep your toes together at least.
- Maintain the scorpion yoga pose for at least 30 seconds to 1 minute.
The scorpion yoga pose has exceptional health benefits!
- Improves flexibility and mobility.
- Enhances concentration and focus.
- Enhances the body’s sense of balance and stability.
- Stretches and strengthens the shoulders.
- Strengthens and tones the abdominal muscles.
- Strengthens the back muscles.
Things To Remember!
Individuals with injuries or chronic pain in the neck, arms, back and legs should refrain from attempting the scorpion pose yoga sequence without the supervision of a qualified yoga teacher. An experienced yoga teacher can give you suitable modifications to the scorpion yoga pose sequence according to the severity of your health condition.