Chaturanga Pose Breakdown & 3 Modifications

I’m going to start breaking down one pose each month to help you feel more confident in your poses and how they feel in your body. It’s only fitting to start with one of the most complex poses that shows up in nearly every vinyasa yoga class…Chaturanga. So let’s get to this chaturanga pose breakdown!

Chaturanga is a far more challenging pose in yoga than we give it credit for and so many students get it wrong, putting their bodies in danger of injury. Today we’re going to break down the pose, going deeper into the alignment cues and going through it nice and slow. Don’t worry if full chaturanga isn’t accessible in your body today. I would rather you take a modification and build up your strength to get into the full pose so we are also going to walk through 3 modifications/drills you can go through to work into your full chaturanga pose. You can practice these at home or at your local studio class.

What are the three modifications/drills to work up to your full chaturanga? Check out the video for the chaturanga pose breakdown and cues!

1. Chaturanga on your knees
2. Belly under bolster
3. Blocks under shoulders

What poses do you want me to breakdown and help you understand the alignment and go through the cues deeper? Let me know in the comments below!

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