Conquering the Challenging Chaturanga: 101 Basics of How-To Do this Pose Correctly
Chaturanga Dandasana translates to “four-limbed staff pose” and is also known as “low plank.” In yoga
classes chaturanga dandasana is often cued as “take a vinyasa” or “high to low plank.” Many people
think a good chaturanga means upper body strength – this is a misperception. Chaturanga dandasana is
doable for anybody but proper alignment is a must.
Chaturanga helps to:
• strengthen the arms, legs, and shoulders
• tone the abdominals
• prepare you for arm balances, inversions and backbends.
In this workshop:
• we will work to identify and strengthen the muscles involved in chaturanga
• find proper alignment in your body
• we will also learn how to transition from Chaturanga to cobra and upward facing dog to
Downward facing dog – allowing you to find ease, grace, and an overall increase in body
awareness as you “take a vinyasa.”