CHATURANGA WITH A STRAP HAMMOCK
To find safe shoulder alignment in Chaturanga, make a strap loop several inches wider than your shoulders. Put the strap above your elbows and come into Plank Pose, splaying your elbows to prevent the strap from falling. Practice Tadasana actions: root down with your big-toe mounds, lift the tops of your thighs, and release your tailbone down. Then, exhale to bend your arms, pulling your chest forward and pushing your heels back, moving into Chaturanga with the strap supporting your ribs. Your shoulders should be in line with your sides—Tadasana shoulders!