Learn How To Cha-Cha-Chaturanga

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What you’ll need:  Two blocks

Set the blocks at the top of your mat on the tallest setting.  Place your hands behind your blocks and come into downward facing dog.  On your inhale, shift forward into your plank pose.

Beginner chaturanga pose

Beginner: Place your knees down onto the ground.  Draw your lower belly gently in and up as you spread wide across your collarbones.  Gaze slightly ahead of your mat. Exhale, shift your shoulders past your wrists and bend your elbows until your shoulders are just hovering above the blocks and your elbows are in line with your wrists.  On an inhale, press back up to your hands and knees.

Intermediate yoga pose

Intermediate: Draw your lower belly gently in and up as you spread wide across your collarbones.  Gaze slightly ahead of your mat. Exhale, shift your shoulders past your wrists and bend your elbows until your shoulders are just hovering above the blocks and your elbows are in line with wrists.  On an inhale, press back up to plank.

Advanced Chaturanga yoga pose

Advanced: Draw your lower belly gently in and up as you spread wide across your collarbones.  Gaze slightly ahead of your mat. Exhale, shift your shoulders past your wrists and bend your elbows until your shoulders are just hovering above the blocks and your elbows are in line with wrists. Stay for the inhale.  On your exhale, lift your right foot an inch off the ground and then set it back down.  Inhale, draw your lower belly gently in and spread wide across your collarbones.  On your exhale, lift your left foot an inch off the ground and then set it back down.   On an inhale, press back up to plank.

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