morning Yoga class

Posted by Cora Wen Monday, November 9, 2009

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.

video


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.

3 comments

  1. Anonymous Says:
  2. Stone cold fox!

     
  3. Thanks for posting this, Cora! The advice about lifting the belly and the thighs makes a huge difference...

    Next request: kapotasana. :-)

    For when you get back from your travels.

     
  4. Nikki Chau Says:
  5. Thumbs up on the thumb up from Cora Wen. :)

     

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