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Forearm Scorpion Pose

Angle-Based Images: Forearm Scorpion Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Forearm Scorpion Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Forearm Scorpion Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Forearm Scorpion Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Forearm Scorpion Pose Video
Forearm Scorpion Pose: Step 1
Step 1 Begin on hands and knees.
Forearm Scorpion Pose: Step 2
Step 2 Release your forearms to the ground and hold opposite elbows to get shoulder’s distance.
Forearm Scorpion Pose: Step 3
Step 3 Parallel your forearms to one another and lift hips high into Dolphin.
Forearm Scorpion Pose: Step 4
Step 4 Walk your feet toward your elbows as close as they will go.
Forearm Scorpion Pose: Step 5
Step 5 Lift your right leg toward the ceiling.
Forearm Scorpion Pose: Step 6
Step 6 Come onto the ball of your left foot and start to rock forward and eventually lift both legs off the ground.
Forearm Scorpion Pose: Step 7
Step 7 Leg and feet come together, toes pointed.
Forearm Scorpion Pose: Step 8
Step 8 Then, bend your knees, start to reach your toes toward your head as you reach your chest forward and through your arms. Try to stay here for at least three deep breaths. This pose can be done at a wall until you are comfortable without one.
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Progressions & Variations

Beginner Tips

You can do this pose at a wall until you are comfortable enough to try it without support.

Tips

Keep your knees from widening beyond a hip's distance apart to prevent crunching in your lower spine. This pose is not recommended for pregnant women, and is best avoided by anyone with back, spine, or shoulder ailments.

Benefits

Strengthens the arms, shoulder, and quadriceps. Enhances spine flexibility. Opens the chest to allow for deeper breathing. Improves balance and elevates heart rate.

Modifications

In the full expression of the pose, your toes touch your head. To make it easier, loop a strap around your upper arms.

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