The Chaturanga Dandasana is a pose that’s carried out with firm shoulder blades against the back ribs, with the tailbone pointing towards the pubis.
The Chaturanga Dadasana may also be referred to as the Low Plank or the Four-Limbed Staff Pose.
To carry out the Chaturanga Dandasana, the person will be supporting a straight bode via the use of their toes and the palms while their elbows are at a right angle.
The body is parallel to the floor, but the body should never touch the floor. The style of the pose often sees it to compared to a push-up, only with the hands much lower.
The Chaturanga Dandasana is a pose that’s held for around thirty seconds and can be used to help strengthen arm muscles for the more challenging asanas found in yoga.
Although not as difficult as some poses, the Chaturanga Dandasana can still prove to be challenging, and if the pose isn’t carried out in the right way, the person undertaking the pose won’t be able to yield the benefits available.
Some of the common mistakes made when carrying out the Chaturanga Dandasana can be instances where the shoulders are over the wrists, meaning that the shoulders won’t be able to offer support in the right way.