Yoga term of the week: High Chaturanga

Welcome to our weekly series dedicated to helping you navigate the confusing lingo of yoga. Beginner or not, this ‘yoga dictionary’ will be here every Tuesday to quench your curiosity about a new, bizarre yogi word.

This week’s term:

High Chaturanga

When you hear this in a yoga class, your innermost self might cry just a bit; the common term for a high chaturanga is a high plank or the ‘plank pose.’ Hence the crying. This pose is ultra beneficial, though, as it strengthens your upper body, arms, wrists, and spine as well as your  core and legs. It hurts because it does the most good… you can do it!

Once you feel like taking your yoga practice and learning beyond the studio (say, to a beach), check out some yoga holidays and retreats and indulge your inner yogini/yogi.

What yoga lingo confuses you? Let us know in the comments below and we’ll feature it in this series! For a full list, head to our yoga dictionary.