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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.


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