What Is The Right Alignment In Chaturanga?
- Chaturanga, also known as low plank, is a challenging pose that requires proper alignment to avoid unnecessary strain on the shoulders and lower back. Here are some key alignment cues for Chaturanga:
- Begin in plank pose with your shoulders directly over your wrists, and your body in one straight line from your heels to the crown of your head.
- As you lower down, keep your elbows hugged into your sides, rather than splaying them out to the sides.
- Lower down halfway, until your arms are at a 90-degree angle, keeping your elbows directly over your wrists.
- Your shoulders should be stabilized and pulled away from your ears, with your shoulder blades drawn towards each other on your back.
- Your core should be engaged, with your belly button drawn in towards your spine, and your legs active and strong.
- Remember to move slowly and mindfully in and out of Chaturanga, avoiding any jerky or rushed movements. With practice, you can build strength and stability in this challenging pose while maintaining proper alignment to prevent injury.