Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra and her social media posts are no less than a motivation for fitness enthusiasts. Right from her vacation binges, to her simple yet healthy recipes to the fitness routine, this lady is the inspiration for young youth and she left no doubt to the worth of the exercises she follows.
Her recent post where she performs Vrischikasana with utter perfection has proved that there is nothing can stop you if you want to stay healthy and fit. Shilpa Shetty is well known for her yoga sessions and by effortlessly performing this scorpion pose, she proved herself a true lover of fitness, health and well-being. Vrischikasana is an advanced pose of yoga that basically is the game of balancing.
The pose involves balancing your body on arms. It is extremely beneficial for the overall body and assists in strengthening your back, arms, shoulders and torso. This pose gives an effective stretch to spine, chest, hip flexors and shoulders.
Shilpa Shetty also said that ‘you are as old as your spine’ and if you are trying to keep yourself young then focus on your spine first! And this asana is just like a best friend for the spine.
Shilpa Shetty also wrote a big long caption with her post where she explained that there is no age to be fit and it’s never late to start a habit that makes you happy and healthy. Obviously, wrinkles may come but giving up enthusiasm with the age is not an option. She also said that live it up, never give up, and try something new and different that keeps your soul ageless.
If you really want to achieve that “toned” body then this pose is everything you need but be cautious while performing it. At first, start performing this pose under the supervision and try not to stress your back or body too much if you are not able to do it in a go. Try to understand the fact that a certain level of flexibility is needed to perform this pose.
Here are some benefits of Vrischikasana
- Improves the stability and strengthen your forearms, shoulders and back.
- Strengthen the spine.
- Give strength to the bones of the legs.
- Boosts the health of the neck and chest.
- Builds up stronger ligaments of feet.
- Stimulates the deep core strength.
How you can prepare yourself for this pose
Do not hurry up for this pose because this pose requires a lot and a lot of flexibility. Try with the beginner, intermediate and then go for the final try. However, if you are practising yoga from a long time and want to try this pose then start by warming the body (i.e., Sun Salutations). Sun salutations will assist your body to encourage the movement and flow of blood. Various poses like cat, cow, cobra, and bridge pose to open your body and prepare you to perform this pose. You can also try this pose using the support of a wall. This assists you in building an active extension in the spine. Always remember to practice under guidance.