Lotus Petal Yoga

VRSCHIKASANA (SCORPION)


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Vrschika = Scorpion; Asana = Posture

From forearm stand, knees are bent. Head is lifted and feet are brought close to the head in a deep backbend. Knees separate toes remain together.

Benefits of the posture:

  • creates integration and balance between upper and lower body
  • strengthens and stretches the legs and shoulders
  • calms the nervous system
  • strengthens arms and shoulders and aligns the shoulder girdle in relation to the trunk, pelvis and legs
  • increases circulation to the torso, head and brain
  • teaches the body to rest while in a state of activity
  • develops a sense of inner balance
 

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