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Precautions while practicing Yoga Pose Scorpion

The Scorpion – (Vrischikasana)
Only those who can perform the Headstand without the slightest
difficulty should attempt the Scorpion pose. (Beginners should not practice this asana).

This posture resembles a scorpion with its tail arched above its head ready to sting its victim.

This posture provides maximum stretch to the neck, chest, spine and the abdominal muscles. The entire spine is vigorously toned and remains healthy. It strengthens the arms, shoulders, back and fully expands the lungs.

Practice of this asana increases blood flow to the brain and pituitary gland, revitalizing all body’s system. It also increases circulation in the lower limbs and the abdomen, and tones the reproductive organs.

Although the Scorpion pose gives us many benefits, in some health conditions this pose is not recommended to be performed.

Three important reasons (out of many) not to do Scorpion:

1) If you have glaucoma, detached retina, or other eye disorders that are aggravated by pressure avoid this pose.

2) Do not do this asana if you have high blood pressure or heart palpitations.

3) In case of suffering from vertigo do not practice this pose.

Caution: Always check with your doctor if you have any doubts or concerns regarding the suitability of this pose for you.