Tag Archive: chaturanga dandasana

Chaturanga Part 2: Go Forward, Not Just Down

If there was one action that revolutionized my Chaturanga Dandasana, it was this: move forward as you bend your elbows and lower down. Before, I could never work out how to get my elbows… Continue reading

Yogis: Please Stop Pinning Your Elbows To Your Ribs In Chaturanga (Chaturanga Part 1)

Somewhere in yoga’s lexicon this cue was born. Who knows where or when, but teachers everywhere repeat it without explanation. Maybe this alignment cue is intended to help the yoga practitioner draw strength into her midline,… Continue reading

How to Safely Practice Chaturanga Dandasana

While it looks simple on the surface, anyone who’s practiced it knows Chaturanga Dandasana is one of yoga’s toughest poses. To do it in safe postural alignment, in the split-second flow on the way to Down Dog… Continue reading

The One Thing You Must Do in Low Plank

If I’m really honest, there are a whole bunch of things you need to do in Low Plank. Keep your palms pressed down, pull in your tummy and stretch back through your legs,… Continue reading

Learn to Fly in Hurdler’s Pose

Learn to fly in Hurdler’s Pose with the perfect trio of preparatory yoga postures.

How to Save Your Shoulders in Chaturanga Dandasana

How many times do you do Chaturanga Dandasana, Four Limbed Staff Pose or Low Plank, when you practice yoga? Practice a couple of times a week and the load on your shoulders adds… Continue reading