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The Best (and Worst) Modifications and Alternatives for Chaturanga

Posted on 5/31/2016 by Jason Crandell in Jason Crandell Chaturanga Dandasana chaturanga fourlimbedstaffpose modifications

Yoga is for everybody. But, not every yoga posture is for everybody—including Chaturanga Dandasana. For many practitioners, the pose is simply too demanding to be done with safe, stable alignment.

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Improve Your Chaturanga

Posted on 1/19/2016 by Adam Hocke in Adam Hocke vinyasa flow technique Chaturanga Dandasana practice techniques

Chaturanga Dandasana is hugely common in vinyasa flow classes and often vilified or blamed for all sorts of injuries. Some of that may be true, especially if done quickly, forcefully, and without any concern for alignment. I prefer to think positively about what chaturanga delivers, although extolling its virtues may fall on deaf ears and tired arms. With sincerity, I believe it is an efficient and effective transition from plank into upward-facing dog, priming the strength of the arms and shoulders to deliver the backbend energetically as well as giving an opportunity for rhythmic breath and movement.

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