CHATURANGA WITH BLOCKS
Another way to find safe alignment and build strength in this pose is to use a pair of blocks. Place them upright and shoulderwidth apart at the front of your mat. From Plank Pose, with your fingertips 1–2 inches from the blocks, revisit Tadasana actions: big-toe mounds, thighs, and tailbone. Come into Chaturanga by pulling your chest forward, pressing your heels back, bending your arms, and pinning in your elbows. Gently tap the blocks with the fronts of your shoulders. The heads of your upper arms are in line with the sides of your body—Tadasana shoulders.