Vrschikasana (Scorpion Pose) & Related Backbends – Weekly Advanced Class 74

Focus: This weeks class works towards the backbend vrschikasana (scorpion pose). The shoulder action that is required for this asana is explored initially in sirsasana, with your hands holding a block placed behind your head. This action is further developed in dwi pada viparita dandasana. Eventually vrschikasana is linked with pincha mayurasana, and then practiced with the aid of a chair. This energising class is intended to challenge experienced back benders. In addition to improving your backbends, the poses will also be great for opening your shoulders.


Key Poses: Sirsasana, pincha mayurasana, dwi pada viparita dandasana, vrschikasana


Equipment: Mat, chair, 2 bolsters, 3 blankets, 2 blocks, belt


Level: Advanced


Duration: 60 min


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