URDHVA MUKHA SVANASANA
From Chaturanga, slide your big-toe mounds back on your mat, coming on to the tops of your feet as you pull your chest forward and up. Never let your shoulders dip lower than your elbows. The key action here is to move in opposite directions simultaneously as you transition—feet back and chest forward—so that your body is pulled taut and doesn’t sink toward the floor. End with your shoulders above your wrists. Since Chaturanga and Up Dog share the same Tadasana shoulder alignment, this sequence will help make the movement between the two poses more fluid.