In vinyasa or flow style yoga, we open up the practice with the ubiquitous Sun Salutations: High-push Up, Low-push Up, Upward Dog, Downward Dog. It's a great way to open up the whole body and start to clear away resistance and stress. However, this is also the part of the practice where you are probably making a very common mistake and do not even realize it. One of the poses to master in Sun Salutations is Low-push Up or Chaturanga and the transitions that accompany this pose. What we yoga teachers know is that this is one of the biggest struggles people have in the practice and mistakes abound.
People struggle with the correct hand placement and how to move from High to Low Push Up. Watch this video to learn how to approach the pose with new perspective. Bring these tips to your mat the next time you practice.