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.