Backward-bending Arm Balance

It was a lovely core day yesterday. Part of me is very thankful for my students that were in class because I needed it. I told them not to curse my name and so far no calls…yet! Lol On my morning off, I caught up on sleep and started cleaning my house. My furry monsters are everywhere! If you like black clothes, don’t come to my house except the day after cleaning day. Both my fur babies have tan hair and love up on anyone with black clothes! 😊 If you could only see my clothes in this pose, they are all over it as I didn’t clean before the picture, but after!

Scorpion has always been a pose I can’t wait until I have the right amount of strength (and guts) to practice in the middle of the room. I can hold it well enough once I’m in it but the security of the door/wall behind me is very comforting. This is a cross between forearm headstand and the pose we are practicing tomorrow. So I will leave that right there.

Today’s pose: Vrschikasana- Scorpion pose- start off against a wall or door for the first few times at least. Place your forearms on the floor and kick your legs up as with forearm handstand. Engage your core as you start to bend your knees and bring your feet to the back of your head. They don’t have to reach or touch. They hang right above you. Stay here for a few breaths. Then slowly bring your legs back down.

What this pose works: triceps brachii, deltoid, rectus abdominis, rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, and the psoas major muscles.