Work your way to a tighter midsection by doing the Chaturanga!
Gain core stability while toning your arms, shoulders and legs with the Chaturanga! Similar to a traditional push-up, it improves your posture, works your ab muscles and strengthens muscles around your spine. It’s an excellent exercise that prepares you for more challenging yoga positions.
This core stability move prepares your body for arm balances and other floor poses that involve muscle strength. It also specifically works your biceps and triceps for leaner, stronger arms. As for your midsection, it targets your rectus abdominis or your six-pack abs muscles for tighter more defined abs.
Just follow these instructions to do this yoga pose!
How to Do the Chaturanga
- Start by doing a traditional straight plank position. Place your hands on the floor directly under your shoulders. Your feet should be close together with your toes on the floor.
- Bend your elbows and lower your body slowly to the ground. Make sure to keep your elbows close to your torso.
- Stop lowering your body about half way into the ground. Your elbow should bend into a right angle.
- Hold the position and take a deep breath. Take note: in a typical flowing sequence, this pose is only held for one or two breaths.
Challenge yourself and try this yoga pose today!