Scorpion back bends are when the back is arched and the knees are slightly bent or completely straight. Resembling the silhouette of a scorpions body and tail.

These can be taken in multiple disciplines as the shape of the back and legs are not impacted upon by the rest of the body.

  • On The Mat
  • Suspended
  • Handstand
  • Forearmstand
  • Cheststand

Difficulty: Intermediate

Straight legs increase the difficulty of the back bend by increasing pressure in the lumbar spine.

Inverted scorpion on aerial straps.

Scorpion Forearm Stand.

Cobra Scorpion Shape.

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