Chaturanga Dandasana,Four-Limbed Staff Pose
|Four-Limbed Staff Pose|
This pose is one of the poses in the (Surya Namaskar) Sun Salutation sequence. You can practice this pose individually or with a partner.
towards the pubis.
your legs stay straight.
As with any yoga pose, this yoga pose also has certain precautions that should be kept in mind before practicing it. Four Limbed Staff Pose - precautions include not practicing this pose if you are pregnant or if you suffer from Carpel Tunnel syndrome. This pose should be learnt under the guidance of a practiced yoga instructor and also after seeking your doctor's approval to do so.
Beginner's Tip :
The beginner's tip for Four Limbed Staff Pose is that the beginner should drop his/her knees to the floor until he/she is able to support his/her body with the arms. This step should be performed straight after Plank Pose.
Benefit to Body Part :
> It strengthens the muscles of the wrists.
> It strengthens the biceps and triceps.
> It also strengthens and stretches the spinal muscles and provides relief from chronic back problems.
> It also helps to tone the abdomen and strengthens the core abdominal muscles as well
Therapeutic Applications :
> It strengthens the abdomen, arms and wrists.
> It provides relief to people who suffer from chronic back problems as it strengthens the spinal muscles.
> It helps to increase one's stability, flexibility and balance as this pose strengthens many muscles of the body.
> Lowering yourself into the pose and then rolling your feet forward on to the top of your feet.
> Moving your body slightly forward.
> These variations will make the position more challenging and will also bring your hands back in position by your waist.