Type of pose: Backbend
Benefits: Increases the flexibility of the spine.
1. From Plank position, drop the knees to the floor.
2. Bring the chest and chin forward and down to the floor, placing the chest right between the hands.
3. Keep the elbows hugging into your sides.
4. The hips should stay high.
Beginners: This pose is like a half push-up, and will help you build the arm strength necessary to move onto Chaturanga Dandasana
Advanced: You may want to include Knees, Chest, and Chin in your first few Sun Salutations as you warm up before going on to Chaturanga.