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Fitness Planner | How to go from being a Yoga novice to doing the Scorpion pose in 6 months - Part 1

Beginners can reach this goal in 3-6 months. Dr Karthik Kashyap suggests setting aside 30-60 minutes thrice a week, to build the muscles and balance this pose requires.

September 11, 2022 / 08:20 AM IST
The Scorpion pose requires balancing against gravity in an inverted posture with an extreme back bend, explains Dr Karthik Kashyap. (Representational image: Simon Hajducki via Unsplash)

The Scorpion pose requires balancing against gravity in an inverted posture with an extreme back bend, explains Dr Karthik Kashyap. (Representational image: Simon Hajducki via Unsplash)

Scorpion pose or Vrischikasana is an advanced yoga pose that requires strength, balance, inversion, focus, discipline and core engagement.

“We are going against the laws of gravity and everything that’s natural to us like standing and balancing on our feet,” says Dr Karthik Kashyap, a Bengaluru-based yoga teacher, who holds a PhD in yoga and philosophy from Mangalore University.

“On average, for a beginner, it would take up to six months to be able to successfully perform the Vrischikasana or Scorpion pose, depending on your body composition. Having said that some with the right body type and flexibility could do it in half the time too,” explains Kashyap.

Also read: Fitness Planner | How to go from being a Yoga novice to doing the Scorpion pose in 6 months - Part 2