Chaturanga, low plank, yogi push-up – whatever you call it, our pose of the month is one many practitioners find challenging. For the second week of March we’ll be focusing on how to do Chaturanga with core strength and sacral stability to perfect your form in this frequently rushed-through asana.
How to do Chaturanga with Correct Alignment of the Torso
Common Misalignment: Belly is disengaged and the weight of the hips drags the sacrum down towards the ground. Or hips hike high into the air as the chin grazes the floor (like an unintentional knees-chest-chin variation).
The Fix: Draw the lower belly in towards the spine and lengthen your tailbone away to create space in your low back. Then knit the lower ribs together to strengthen the mid back. The body should form one, strong line of energy as it lowers from plank through Chaturanga.Stay tuned for the final part of ‘How to do Chaturanga’, coming next Monday.