Yoga Scorpion Pose: Vrschikasana


Yoga Scorpion Pose: Vrschikasana

Aug 13, 2012 //

The Scorpion Yoga Pose is classified as a back-bend inversion yoga asana. If you want to take your yoga workout to an advanced level, then Scorpion Yoga Pose will give you the challenge that you’ve been yearning for. Performing a few warm-up poses before attempting the Scorpion Yoga Pose may prevent muscle injuries and leave you well prepared for the challenging yoga sequence.

How To Do Yoga Scorpion Pose:

Get ready to challenge your mind and body with the Scorpion Yoga Pose sequence.

  • Position yourself in the pincha mayurasana pose (Forearm Stand) on the yoga mat.
  • Bend your knees and raise your head.
  • Gradually bring your body into a deep back-bend by lowering your feet towards your head.
  • When you practice the Scorpion Yoga Pose sequence it’s difficult to keep your knees together, but make an effort to keep your toes together at least.
  • Maintain the scorpion yoga pose for at least 30 seconds to 1 minute.


The scorpion yoga pose has exceptional health benefits.

  • It improves flexibility and mobility.
  • Enhances concentration and focus.
  • Enhances the body’s sense of balance and stability.
  • Stretches and strengthens shoulders.
  • Strengthens and tones abdominal muscles.
  • Strengthens back muscles.


  • Individuals with injuries or chronic pain in the neck, arms, back and legs should refrain from attempting Scorpion Yoga Pose without supervision of a yoga professional.
  • Yoga beginners are advised to refrain from attempting the Scorpion Pose Yoga Sequence until they have mastered all of the basic and intermediate level asanas.
Sonia Sharma

I am presently functioning as a Yoga instructor for Fitness republic where I can continue feeding my yoga passion everyday in a different format through my writing and make people able to develop their personality at all levels – physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual. And yes I am always open to feedback and suggestions.

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