What is Vrishchikasana, Its Benefits & Precautions

What is Vrishchikasana, Its Benefits & Precautions

What is Vrishchikasana

Vrishchikasana The position of the body in this pose resembles a scorpion when it gets ready to strike its victim by arching its tail above its back & and striking the victim beyond its own head.

  • Before attempting this difficult asana you should feel comfortable while maintaining balance on hands as well as on head for several minutes, since both poses are a way to enter Scorpion pose.

Also Know as: Vrischikasana, Vrichikasana, Scorpion Posture / Pose, Vrishchika Asana, Vischika or Vrishchik Asan, Pincha-Vrishchikasana

How to start this Asana

  • Start with Tadasana , standing pose, and enter Adho-Mukha-Vrikshasana, the hand stand pose, by placing the palms of the hands on the floor shoulder width apart, fully stretching the arms.
  • Lift the legs & bend the knees to full arm balance with the exhale, holding the head & neck as high as possible.
  • After getting comfortable balancing.
  • exhale & bend the knees lowering the heels toward the lifted crown of the head, keeping the toes pointed, legs & arms parallel to each other.
  • Try to breathe as smoothly as possible for as long as you feel comfortable..

How to end this Asana

  • To release, slowly and carefully come back in the first position and relax.

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Benefits of Vrishchikasana

According to research, this Asana is helpful as per below(YR/1)

  1. This pose tones the spine, promotes, balance, & brings harmony to mind & body.
  2. Strengthens the shoulders, abdominals, and back.
  3. Improves balance.

Precaution to be taken before doing Vrishchikasana

As per several scientific studies, precautions need to be taken in diseases mentioned as per below(YR/2)

  1. Not advisable for the people who have back injury.
  2. If you are facing problem in balancing then you can use some support or can take help of your friend.

So, consult your doctor if you have any of the problem mentioned above.

Histroy and scientific base of Yoga

Due to the oral transmission of sacred writings and the secrecy of its teachings, yoga’s past is riddled with mystery and confusion. Early yoga literature were recorded on delicate palm leaves. So it was easily damaged, destroyed, or lost. Yoga’s origins may be dated back over 5,000 years. However other academics believe it could be as old as 10,000 years. Yoga’s lengthy and illustrious history may be split into four distinct periods of growth, practise, and invention.

  • Pre Classical Yoga
  • Classical Yoga
  • Post Classical Yoga
  • Modern Yoga

Yoga is a psychological science with philosophical overtones. Patanjali begins his Yoga method by instructing that the mind must be regulated – Yogahs-chitta-vritti-nirodhah. Patanjali does not delve into the intellectual underpinnings of the need to regulate one’s mind, which are found in Samkhya and Vedanta. Yoga, he continues, is the regulation of the mind, the constraint of the thought-stuff. Yoga is a science based on personal experience. The most essential advantage of yoga is that it helps us to maintain a healthy bodily and mental state.

Yoga can help to slow down the ageing process. Since aging starts mostly by autointoxication or self-poisoning. So, we can considerably limit the catabolic process of cell degeneration by keeping the body clean, flexible, and properly lubricated. Yogasanas, pranayama, and meditation must all be combined to reap the full advantages of yoga.

Vrishchikasana is helpful in increase flexibility of muscles, improves shape of the body, reduce mental stress, as well improves overall health.