Scorpion

The scorpion posture improves overall balance and stability. This posture, which is a variation of cakravakasana, strengthens your shoulders, improves the flexibility of your hips, legs, and shoulders, and enhances focus and concentration. The following steps walk you through the process:

1. While on your hands and knees, position your hands directly under your shoulders with your palms down, fingers spread on the floor, and your knees directly under your hips.

Straighten your arms, but don't lock your elbows.

2. Place your right forearm on the floor with your right hand just behind your left wrist.

Reach behind you with your left hand, twisting the torso slightly to the left, and grab your right ankle.

3. As you inhale, lift your right knee off the floor, raise your chest until it's parallel to the floor, and look up.

Find a comfortable height for your chest and raised leg. Steady yourself by pressing your right forearm and thumb on the floor (see Figure 8-6).

4. Stay in Step 3 for 6 to 8 breaths and then repeat Steps 1 through 4 on the opposite side (left forearm and left foot).

Figure 8-6:

Steady yourself by pressing your right forearm and thumb into the floor.

Figure 8-6:

Steady yourself by pressing your right forearm and thumb into the floor.

Cakravakasana
Lessons In Gnagi Yoga

Lessons In Gnagi Yoga

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