Chaturanga Dandasanawas the bane of my existence for, what felt like, a million years. In reality, it was probably more like 6 months. But still, I know you know the feeling. If I could lower my body down without dropping my knees, my chin hit the floor before anything else. If I dropped my knees, I felt like I wasn’t “working” enough in the pose. If I managed to “work” and keep my body long and straight on the way down, my shoulders were shredded by the end of class. Something was definitely going wrong, but I wasn't sure what. There are a lot of moving parts in this pose, and modifications would have been my BFF if I'd known about them.
See also 3 Safe Alignment Modifications for Chaturanga Dandasana