Yoga Pose: Scorpion Handstand (Vṛśchikāsana II)

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  • Scorpion Handstand

  • Vṛśchikāsana II

  • vṛśchika = scorpion
  • āsana = posture
  • Category:
    Arm Balance and Inversion / Balancing
  • Difficulty:
    Expert
  • Description:

    From Handstand (Adho Mukha Vṛkṣāsana) the ribs move back, the shoulders shift down and away from the ears, the pelvis tucks under for balance as the knees bend and the feet drop towards the head. The heart center goes forward while the crown of the head lifts up. The gaze is down or forward depending on balance and flexibility.

  • Benefits:

    The entire front of the body is stretched, especially the chest, neck, spine and abs. Strengthens the arms, shoulders and back. Stimulates the abdominal organs and lungs. Increases blood flow to the brain and circulation in the limbs. Can increase fertility through stimulation of the reproductive organs.