Chaturanga Dandasana, also known as Four-Limbed Staff Pose, is a yoga pose that strengthens the arms, shoulders, and core. To enter the pose, begin in the plank position, then lower the body until the elbows are close to the ribcage, keeping the shoulders away from the ears and the body in a straight line. The pose can be modified by lowering the knees to the ground. It is important to engage the core and keep the shoulders stable and safe to avoid any injury.
The name “Chaturanga Dandasana” comes from the Sanskrit words “chatur” (four), “anga” (limb), “danda” (staff), and “asana” (pose). The name refers to the fact that the body is in a position that resembles a staff or stick, with the hands and feet on the ground, and the arms and legs straight and parallel to the ground, resembling a four-limbed staffchaturanga dandasana pronunciation
Chaturanga Dandasana Yoga:
Chaturanga Dandasana is a foundational pose in many styles of yoga, including Vinyasa and Ashtanga. It is often used as a transition pose between Plank Pose and Upward-Facing Dog Pose in a “Sun Salutation” sequence.
The pose strengthens the muscles of the arms, shoulders, and core, and also improves focus and concentration. It is a low-impact exercise that can be modified to suit different fitness levels.
It is important to engage the core and keep the shoulders stable and safe to avoid any injury, and to practice with a qualified yoga teacher to learn proper form.