Plank Pose & Chaturanga Dandasana (Four-Limbed Staff Pose) – Overview


  • These poses serve as preparation for arm balances, inversions and backbends.
  • Ashtanga Namaskara is a backbend but included here for its role in Classical Sun Salutes and as a potential alternative for Chaturanga Dandasana in Surya Namaskar.
  • The “eight limbs” of Ashtanga Namskara refer to the parts of the body that touch the ground in the pose: chin, chest, both hands, both knees, and both sets of toes.
  • See Cautions in menu above for many vital considerations.
  • See Core Strengthening Exercises for Plank Curl and more.

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