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If you've been following along for a while, you know that I have been working on scorpion pose for literally years. It is such a humbling pose for me and I am finally to a place where I feel pretty confident in it but it's definitely been a journey.
For scorpion pose, you'll want to start with a solid foundation. Put the arms down with the elbows shoulder distance. Then bring the hands out in front and decide whether you'll keep them in prayer (which I find feels better on my shoulders), or flat on the ground with the forearms parallel (which is the traditional way the pose is taught). From the, come into dolphin pose by lifting the hips and walking the feet in toward your body a bit.
From there, come into forearm stand, which in my opinion is a pre-requisite to scorpion pose. Once you're in forearm stand, I always teach this tip to activate the shoulders. After you activate the shoulders, slowly begin bending the legs, drawing the toes toward the head. Visualize length in the spine, trying to make the letter C shape, rather than a sideways V shape, and remember to breathe. When you're all done practicing scorpion pose, counter the pose with one long child's pose.