Sunshine on Vrschikasana

Sunshine on Vrschikasana.

Pincha Mayurasana (Forearm balance) / Beginner level Vrschikasana I (Scorpion pose)

Vrschikasana is not just about physical strength, but also mental.

Practice to get into this pose.  It’s worth it.

“The head which is the seat of knowledge and power is also the seat of pride, anger, hatred, jealousy, intolerance, and malice.  These emotions are more deadly than the poison which the scorpion carries in its sting.  The yogi, by stamping on his head with his feet, attempts to eradicate these self-destroying emotions and passions.  By kicking his head he seeks to develop humility, calmness, and tolerance and thus to be free of ego.  The subjugation of the ego leads to harmony and happiness.” – BKS Iyengar