Chaturanga Dandasana, or Plank pose, can be both physically and psychically challenging for the yoga practitioner as the entire weight of the body is balanced across the hands and the toes. It is important to practice this pose in alignment to avoid overstraining the wrists and elbows. Keeping the elbows over the hands at a ninety degree angle and the arms pulled in tightly to the body is correct. Our tendency is to muscle through this pose by only using the front side of the torso, which causes us to incorrectly splay the elbows out and away from the body.
Bone Spurs (Osteophytes) Basic Bone Spur Facts • A bone spur is a tiny pointed outgrowth of bone.• Bone spurs are usually caused by local inflammation, such as from degenerative arthritis or tendonitis. • Bone spurs develop in areas of inflammation or injury of nearby cartilage or tendons.