Scorpion Stretch

Scorpion Stretch


The Scorpion Stretch is a yoga pose that involves lying on your stomach and lifting one leg up and over your body, twisting your torso in the process. This stretch helps to improve flexibility in the hips, lower back, and spine.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Scorpion Stretch Instructions

  1. Start by lying face down on the ground with your arms extended out to the sides.
  2. Bend your right knee and bring it up towards your left hand.
  3. Using your left hand, grab onto your right ankle and gently pull it towards your left shoulder.
  4. Hold this position for 10-15 seconds, feeling a stretch in your right hip and thigh.
  5. Release and repeat on the other side, bending your left knee and bringing it up towards your right hand.
  6. Using your right hand, grab onto your left ankle and gently pull it towards your right shoulder.
  7. Hold this position for 10-15 seconds, feeling a stretch in your left hip and thigh.
  8. Repeat this stretch on each side 2-3 times, gradually increasing the duration of the hold as your flexibility improves.

Scorpion Stretch Form & Visual

Scorpion Stretch

Scorpion Stretch Benefits

  • Improves flexibility in the lower back, hips, and thighs
  • Stretches the chest and shoulders
  • Strengthens the core muscles
  • Relieves tension and stress in the body
  • Improves posture and spinal alignment
  • Increases circulation and blood flow to the muscles
  • Can help alleviate lower back pain

Scorpion Stretch Muscles Worked

  • Glutes
  • Hamstrings
  • Lower back
  • Obliques
  • Quadriceps

Scorpion Stretch Variations & Alternatives

  • Scorpion Twist
  • Reverse Scorpion
  • Scorpion Push-Up
  • Scorpion Plank
  • Scorpion Kick