Scorpion – yoga inspired painting
I have been into yoga for a while.
4 years-ish, with many breaks because of laziness.
That isn’t long, but it is long enough to have a really good base.
Some of the poses that I should have down however… elude me.
Scorpion Pose is one of those.
I attempt it maybe once or twice a week when I am practicing regularly, and can never get it just right.
Oh-well… It is the journey that counts in yoga.
The learning, the attempting, the working for mastery.
Yoga has worked it’s way into my art big time.
Not just poses and asanas (like we have here) but the way of yoga. It is amazing what one can do when the mind is clear.
This painting however is based on a pose. A pose that is strong. A pose that takes balance, concentration, strength, and flexibility. A pose that produces huge amounts of heat in the body if held for long.
You will sweat!
The Scorpion Pose (Vrschikasana)When done correctly will make your body resemble a scorpion, tail arched above the head ready to sting. In Sanskrit, Vrischika means scorpion.
Scorpion pose makes the muscles of hands and arms very strong, as the entire weight of the body is to be balanced on the hands. Your wrist will gain power and stability with regular practice of this pose.
Scorpion pose also works the abdominal muscles in a big way. Strong abdominal muscles are important for almost every aspect of life.
Along with working the abdominal muscles, scorpion pose helps in keeping your spine flexible and more elastic.
Not only will a more flexible spine reduce your chances of injury throughout life… it makes you actually look more supple. You can read that as “looking sexier!”
Vrishikasana involves the strength of almost all the muscles of your body.
So if you practice it on a regular basis you will benefit in pretty much every area including mental concentration, memory, mood , and energy levels.
I do NOT recommend you try this pose on your own the first time.Scorpion pose is a medium level yoga pose… so you should have a good base of yoga practice before you attempt it.
Note that I say attempt. Yoga is about the journey. You need not do this pose perfectly to gain it’s benefits.
As I already mentioned… I have been working towards getting it down for a couple years now and have not quite gotten it.
You do need to do it safely however to prevent injury.
I am not going to give instructions on how to perform this pose, and I do not recommend you look up instructions as to how to get into this pose because it is very important to first learn it from a qualified instructor.