Benefits of Scorpion Pose

Vrishchikasana or the Scorpion Pose is an inverted pose and an advanced yoga asana which has great benefits for the nerves, the endocrine glands and has anti-aging benefits. In Sanskrit, Vrishchika means a Scorpion. In the final position, Vrischikasana resembles the scorpion with its tail lifted upwards. When a scorpion wants to sting its victim, it raises the tail above the back and strikes the victim over the head. This pose resembles a scorpion ready to strike. This pose is usually done at the end of asana practice.

Benefits of Scorpion Pose:

  • Strengthens the torso, back, arms and shoulders
  • Improves your sense of balance
  • Improving the flexibility of the spine
  • Builds stamina and endurance
  • Allows blood to rush to the brain improving memory and concentration
  • Stimulates the hair follicles in the scalp (hair loss prevention)
  • Release accumulated stress in the shoulders and spine
  • Vrishchikasana gives all the benefits of the inverted asanas likeSirsasana. It reverses the effect of gravity on the body.
  • It increases the flow of blood to the head and brain. It nourishes the pituitary glands and improves the health of all the endocrine glands.
  • It alleviates piles and varicose veins.
  • It tones the reproductive organs
  • The asana stretches and loosens the muscles of the back and spine.
  • It strengthens the arms.
  • It is good for creating a sense of balance.