The Scorpion Pose or Vrischikasana is one of the more advanced poses. It is a complex inverted pose involving an intense backbend. The Scorpion Pose provides strength to shoulders, back and abdominals. It also improves body stability and overall sense of balance. It stretches the chest, neck and spine. Moreover, it calms the mind by relieving from stress, tension and anxiety. As it takes quite a long time to master Vrischikasana, practicing it also helps to develop endurance and self-confidence.