One-Legged Stretched Out Scorpion Pose
Eka pada paripurna vrschikasana
What is One-Legged Stretched Out Scorpion Pose?
One-legged stretched out scorpion pose, or eka pada paripurna vrschikasana in Sanskrit, is a challenging inversion and deep backbend. With the forearms in scorpion, one leg extends to the front while the other stays bent. The pose requires both immense strength and flexibility.
- Begin in dolphin with the forearms on the floor, shoulder width apart.
- Inhale and kick one leg toward the sky, allowing the other to follow.
- Balance here for a moment.
- Exhale and bend the knees.
- Straighten one leg in front while lowering the other leg so that the thigh is parallel to the floor, knee bent.
- Breathe while holding the pose.
- Inhale and lift the feet toward the sky.
- Exhale and lower the legs to the floor.
- Avoid if there is shoulder or back injury, high blood pressure, glaucoma, or a heart condition.
Benefits of One-Legged Stretched Out Scorpion Pose
- Improves balance and focus.
- Expands the lungs and chest.
- Develops arm and core strength.
- Tones the spine and increases spinal flexibility.
- Develops self-confidence.
One-Legged Stretched Out Scorpion Pose Details
- Sanskrit Name
- Eka pada paripurna vrschikasana
- eh-kah PAH-dah par-ee-POOR-nah vrish-chee-KAH-sah-nah
- Pose Level
- Nasagre (Tip of the nose)
- Pose Type
- Arm Balances, Backbends, Balancing, Chest Openers, Core, Inversions, Strength