How to do Vrischikasana (Scorpion Pose)

An inverted backbend pose which has anti-aging benefits including detoxifying kidney and adrenal glands and improving your blood circulation.

Vrischik-Scorpion | Asana-Pose

This asana is pronounced as vrush-chick-ahsa-nah, Sanskrit-वृश्चिकासन. Vrischikasana posture resembles a scorpion shape with its tail lifted upwards.


  • Provides strength to your arms and shoulders.
  • Improves blood flow to your body and brain.
  • The flexibility of spine can be greatly enhanced with the regular practice.
  • Builds stamina and balance of your body.
  • Strengthen your forearms and stretches the muscles of the neck, back, and spine.
  • Relieves your stress, anxiety, and depression and calms your mind.


  • Begin with the dolphin pose where your body weight rests on your hands and forearms.
  • Now, inhale and raise your right leg into the air as far as you can go.
  • Slowly kick the right leg backward and raise the left leg off the floor. Now, your entire body weight rests on forearms, elbows, and palms.
  • Maintain your balance and bring both your legs and feet forward. Ensure to keep your toes pointed outside.
  • Now, bend your knees and bring your toes towards your head while stretching your chest forward.farmto table.png
  • Keep your head facing forward with your eyes gazing towards a certain point.
  • Hold this posture for few breaths. Now, exhale and come back to the original position.
  • Relax in child’s pose and then repeat it for 3-4 times.


Beginners should not attempt this pose. Advanced yogis should practice this pose under the guidance of a yoga expert. If you have any current or recent medical concerns, discuss with your doctor prior to practice this yoga pose. People suffering from a recent back, wrist or hip injury, high blood pressure or heart disease should avoid this pose. Women should not practice this pose during the periods and pregnancy.

Beginner Tips

You must make sure to keep your stomach and bowels empty before you practice this pose. Ensure to have your meals at least four to five hours before you do the asana so that your food gets properly digested, and you can expand your body fully during the practice.

Practice dolphin pose as a preparatory warm up exercise before you enter into this pose to avoid muscle strains. People who attempt this pose for the first time should use the wall as support. This pose helps to bring physical and mental equilibrium.

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