Chaturanga Dandasana, Four-Limbed Staff Pose

Prevent Yoga Injuries: Natasha Rizopoulos Video on How to Find Correct Shoulder Alignment in Chaturanga

January 10, 2019

Chaturanga Dandasana (Four-Limbed Staff Pose) is one of yoga's more challenging postures, and one of the most common as well. Most people lack the arm strength to do Chaturanga properly right off the bat, and alignment issues are all too common. Unfortunately, some of the most common misaslignments of the shoulders and arms in Chaturanga can lead to shoulder injuries over the long term, so this is one pose you want to pay particular attention to mastering correctly.

Yoga Video: Chaturanga Alignment

In this excerpt of Natasha Rizopoulos's "Supercharge Your Vinyasa: Tackling Chaturanga," Natasha demonstrates a simple trick for ensuring proper alignment of the shoulders in Chaturanga.

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