Handstand Scorpion Pose (Taraksvasana)

A series of illustrated yoga poses with men performing the Handstand Scorpion Pose

Handstand Scorpion Pose is an advanced posture that is considered one of the most difficult in yoga practice. Like all inversions, Handstand Scorpion Pose takes a lot of focus and balance to pull off, slow and steady breath is key to balancing. This posture strengthens the abs, shoulders, arms, and hands as well as helps to improve balance. Energetically, Handstand Scorpion Pose helps to build confidence and help Yogi’s feel more powerful.

Drawings of people performing the Handstand Scorpion Pose represented in outline silhouettes

To do Handstand Scorpion Pose, the Yogi will get into a Handstand and then move the feet to the top of the head, bending the back.


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Handstand Scorpion Pose elevations (men & women), outline silhouettes

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