Vrishchik means scorpion. When the scorpion is ready to stings, then turn his tail toward the head. The shape of the Vrischikasana resembles a scorpion, which is why it is known as the scorpion pose. This pose is also known as Poorna Vrischikasana (Full Scorpion Pose).
How To Do Vrischikasana (Scorpion Pose) – Step by Step Guide
- First of all, sit comfortably in Vajrasana.
- Now kneel down and bow downwards and keep the palms parallel to each other on the ground. Keep the hands in front of the shoulders.
- Now lift the neck and the head.
- Breathe out.
- Now lift the legs and waist portion and balance the whole body with the help of hands. In this position, bring the claws to the head while folding the waist and feet with knees.
- Raise the neck and head as high as possible.
- Try to bend the spinal cord that the top of the legs begins to touch the upper part of the head.
- Keep the arms elongated from the elbow to the shoulder. It will make easier to balance.
- In the last stages of this posture, neck, shoulders, chest, stomach, hip, all the parts are fully stretched. Hence the respiratory action becomes intensified, therefore try to breathe normally.
- Stay in this pose according to your stamina and come to the original pose.
First of all, leave the breath completely, and then breathe while lifting the legs upwards. Keep the breathing speed normal when you are in full posture. Breathe out while bringing the feet down.
If you are a beginner then need not to focus on the point, just focus on the breathing and on the steps of the asana. When you became pro on this posture then you can start focusing on the Agya Chakra.
Benefits Of Vrischikasana (Scorpion Pose)
- The Scorpion pose gives brilliance, elegance, and gentleness to the face.
- Shoulders and arms become powerful.
- Abdominal disorders are eliminated and the digestive system becomes active.
- Backside area becomes stronger and healthy.
- Gives benefits in diseases of the spinal cord and cervical
- This posture also puts psychological effects on our body.
- In this, the seeker, by touching his head with his feet, abolishes the hatred, malice, ego, envy, etc., eliminate all the vulgar feelings.
- Vrischikasana makes the gentleman compassionate and polite.
- After practicing this posture, practice the Paschimottanasana or forward bend asanas to lower the back tension.
- If you are a patient of High blood pressure or heart patient then do not practice this pose.
- If you have abdominal related disorders then do not practice scorpion pose.
- Practice this asana with the support of the wall or a person until you become a master in it.
Upturned Vrischikasana (Scorpion Pose)
This pose is a relatively difficult posture. Whose spinal cord and back are flexible, wrists are strong, who make the balance with hands and those who can practice the Scorpion posture, they can practice this asana.
Upturned Vrischikasana Steps
- Stand up in Tadasana pose and bend forward.
- Keep the palms on the ground equal to the difference between the shoulders.
- Breathe out completely.
- Now give the full weight on your hands, then lift both the legs and the body up and then bend the knees.
- Raise the head and neck as possible as you can.
- Be balanced.
- Touch the head from the toes of the feet and keep the fingers in the front.
Wait for 10-15 seconds while balancing on your hands and finally keep the breathing order natural.
Upturned Vrischikasana Benefits
- The lungs spread completely and therefore work smoothly.
- The spinal cord becomes flexible and strong.
- Gives the benefit in hair problem.
- Eyesight increases.
- Mental peace is achieved.
Upturned Vrischikasana Precautions
- People with hard spinal cord do not practice this posture.
- Practice the upturned scorpion yoga pose under the supervision of a yoga teacher.
- After this posture, practice the forward bending poses.
Note: If you practice the scorpion pose you can straighten your hands and stand up on the palms to practice the upturned scorpion pose. This pose requires determination and daily practice.