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Scorpion Pose or Vrischikasana is a challenging inverted back bend pose. It is a pose requiring extreme flexibility, proper warm-up, and enough prior stretching. It should not be attempted by beginners at any cost.
Scorpion Pose gives strength to the shoulders, abdomen, back and legs and stretches the chest, hips and shoulders too. It increases the flexibility of the spine.
Vrischikasana elevates the heart rate and improves balance, increases strength and flexibility and enhances coordination. This pose tones the body and builds stamina and endurance. It is also said to enhance concentration and improve memory. Since this pose stimulates hair follicles, it also cures hair loss. Scorpion Pose is a good stress reliever and can also help treat slip discs to an extent.
What you need: Room with fresh air (if you’re doing it inside, otherwise do it in open area), and you.
Difficulty Level: Advanced
Initial Position: Dolphin Pose
Drishti or Gaze: Forward
Do not attempt this pose if you have: