All posts tagged: Four-legged Staff Pose

Low Plank

This is one of my favorite shapes. I love how contained and strong the body feels in this asana – as if I could carry the whole word on my back (or at least a cute puppy…)! Another major component of our sun salutations, we come upon Chaturanga Dandasana aka Four-Legged Staff Pose or Low Plank in most yoga classes and it is crucial to perform this asana well-aligned to keep our body healthy and our practuce sustainable. Be where you are and take joy in building the strength it takes to lower your plank with control and ease. How to get into the pose: From Plank Pose, shift your shoulders a few inches forward of your wrists. Push the floor away by pressing down evenly through the base of each finger. Reach your heels back and firm the legs by lifting your kneecaps and pressing the tops of your thighs up. Draw your belly in and up to support your spine. On an exhalation, draw the elbows in as you lower down to Chaturanga …