The core pose, which is known as chaturanga in Vinyasa yoga is the easiest, basic, and most recommended for beginners. The body alignment of this pose is the same as that of body push-ups or full plank. Push-ups are difficult though, as you would need to lift your upper body up and down. With chaturanga, you position yourself in a full plank pose and hold for 30 seconds or a minute.
When doing this pose, it is important to maintain a good body posture or alignment to avoid injuries. Unfortunately, this is what most beginners do; cheating the pose alignment. It is recommended that for starters, you perform the stance with your knees on the ground. This will enable you to hold your lower body in the correct position and avoid dropping it on the ground. Elbows should be aligned with the ribcage and held just above the wrists.