On chaturanga you really want to pin your elbows to your side. Once you get down about halfway to where you elbows are pressed into your ribs…stay there no need to go any lower. Going lower puts a lot of stress on the shoulder and also sinking through the shoulders is another big no no. Your hips should be level and not dropped also. It’s very important that you keep your shoulders strong and engaged almost like your pushing them up to the ceiling.
Yoga Anatomy during Crow, Crane or Bakasana pose!
Eka Pada Rajakapotasana (One-Legged King Pigeon Pose) B e n e f i t s: — Stretches the thighs, groins and psoas, abdomen, chest and shoulders, and neck — Stimulates the abdominal organs — Opens the shoulders and chest
Utkatasana (oot-cut-asana) Chair pose/Fierce pose builds strength and endurance in hips and thighs. Strengthens balance. Opens/tones chest and shoulders. Strengthens feet, ankles, calves,knees, buttocks, thighs.