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Chaturanga Dandasana (Crocodile Pose)


(chat-ur-ahn-gah dan-DAHS-ah-nuh)

Also called:

  • Four-Limbed Staff Pose
  • Chaturanga

Level:

  • Beginner

Chakra: 

Benefits:
This asana can be challenging, especially if upper-body strength is an issue. But you can feel your body strengthening and go deeper each time you practice. 

How it's done:

  • Begin in Plank Pose.
  • Keeping your elbows tucked into your sides, bend your arms until they are in line with your torso.
  • Engage and lift your front body.
  • Remain in the pose for 10 to 30 seconds, then push back into Adho Muka Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog Pose).

Chaturanga is a transition pose from the Plank to the Cobra to the Downward Facing Dog Pose.  LearnFreeYoga.com provides a great demonstration for you. 

 

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