Our shoulders are vulnerable to repetitive motion injury particularly in vinyasa based yoga. Keep them safe and build strength with this simple alignment adjustment when lowering from high plank to chaturanga i.e. low plank. Externally rotate the upper arms in plank so that the inner creases of the elbows rotate a little more towards the front of the mat. Look forward. Bend the elbows straight back as you lower down half way to the floor. Energetically hug the elbows in towards the ribcage and NEVER lower the shoulders below elbow level. It's better to be higher than too low. Keep the core and legs strongly engaged to distribute weight evenly across the front of the body.
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