Video Tutorial: Learn How to Fix the No. 1 Mistake You Are Making in Your Yoga Practice
Chaturanga Dandasana is a major component of Vinyasa Yoga. The full name comes from four Sanskrit words:
- “Chatur” — meaning “four”
- “Anga” — meaning “limb”
- “Danda” — meaning “staff”
- “Asana” — meaning “pose”
The “staff” of the pose refers to the spine — the main support system of the body. When performed correctly, the body resembles a rod or staff, with the spine in one straight line. An essential element of Sun Salutations, Chaturanga is a powerful strength-builder and arm balance.
Watch this video tutorial on proper Chaturanga alignment.