In Sanskrit this pose translates to Four Limb Stick Pose. Chatura is the number 4. Anga is a limb, like the branch of a tree, Danda is a stick or a staff and Asana means posture.
This pose is SO often misaligned in vinyasa classes but no one ever corrects their students!
Why is it important to know how to do chaturanga dandasana? Because if you frequently misalign this pose you can create long lasting shoulder injuries. Here’s Lauren Rudick takes you through how to do this pose safely.
Often the healing properties of yoga are emphasized. Yes, yoga can be incredibly therapeutic! But just like any movement modality, if we are not careful we can injure ourselves. Knowing how to do chaturanga dandasana safely can insure the longevity of your yoga practice. That’s what we want right? A safe sustainable practice for the long term. So check out the video above and learn how you can do chaturanga dandasana the right way for your body.