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

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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

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