If Lizard Pose and Eka Pada Koundinyasana had a Scorpion baby, it would be this weird new arm balance. Get ready for some serious snuggling and hamstring action.
I’m always looking out for fun takes on traditional poses and noticed this variation a while ago. I finally threw it into my practice this morning, still unsure of how I was going to enter this new arm balance. Think of it as the result of Utthan Pristhasana (Lizard Pose) and Eka Pada Koundinyasana having a Scorpion baby. Weird, I know—but worth the oddness!
This posture requires a decent dose of shoulder snuggling and a deep engagement of hamstrings in both legs to create the grip of the front leg and lift of the tail. Keep the energetic lines of Lizard and Eka Pada Koundinyasana in your mind as you venture forward into this new challenge pose.
See also Kathryn Budig Challenge Pose: Scorpion in Forearm Balance