Last week @yoga_mydrishti @innerspaceyoga were tweeting about Yoga and they asked about Scorpion pose.
I gave tips on how to use a chair to practice the pose and Nancy asked for more info on how to use the chair. I decided to film a short vid this morning to help explain
The video is me in the am in my pajamas (Hindi word "paijama" - Pai = leg, jama = garment).
It is not meant as instruction, and there is lots more to teach about the pose than I am showing. Please recognise that you need to know your own limitations and capabilities.
As indicated I do recommend you have a strong headstand - 5 mins, forearm balance - 2-3 mins and be able to do handstand without help.
Hope this is helpful in some way for understanding of this pose.
Vrischikasana, Vrichikasana, Vrishchika Asana, Vischika or Vrishchik Asan, Pincha-Vrishchikasana. In Sanskrit, Vrishchikasana is scorpion
The position of the body resembles a scorpion when it gets ready to strike its victim by arching its tail above its back & and striking the victim beyond its own head. Before attempting pose you should be comfortable in holding Headstand for 5 minutes, Forearm Balance for 3 mins & and Handstand since these are ways to enter Scorpion.
- develops sense of balance - internal and external
- arched position of body increases flexibility and stimulates spinal nerves
- strengthens shoulders, arms, abdominals and back muscles
- Improves circulation and increases blood flow to brain and pituitary gland
- Tones reproductive organs
This pose tones the spine and revitalizes all body systems and promotes balance and harmony to mind & body.