When are yoga practitioners most at risk for shoulder injuries? David reports on the experiences of our survey of 2000+ practitioners regarding shoulder injuries in yoga and chaturanga injury.
This month’s question comes from Shirley, who asks about frozen shoulder and yoga. How do you modify practice for this condition? David gives some guidelines for yoga practice in the three stages of frozen shoulder.
The question of the month was: Which muscles or muscle groups prevent me from binding in Marichyasana C? As usual, I give my response and nothing is ever as simple as it might seem.
Frozen shoulder is technically called adhesive capsulitis. The question of whether you should be practicing yoga with a frozen shoulder is not so simple to answer. Where you are in the stages of frozen shoulder matter a great deal! Please, before self-diagnosing, much less trying to do too deal with it, make sure you get a proper diagnosis and a professional opinion.
The subscapularis is the last of the four muscles that make up the rotator cuff group and is the most powerful of the four. We have already covered the other three muscle in this group, the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, and the teres minor in previous posts.
As we continue with the rotator cuff muscles, infraspinatus and teres minor are this month’s muscles of the month. We put them together based on their function, external rotation of the shoulder.
Supraspinatus is this month’s muscle of the month. This simple abductor of the shoulder joint is also the most commonly injured of the four rotator cuff muscles. Check out this simple explanation of the muscle and its function.
Sun Salutations are a vital part of any system of yoga. In this part of the series I will break down the seemingly simple action that brings your arms over your head.
I hear it in so many workshops. Chaturanga hurt my shoulder! As if chaturanga is a living breathing entity that has the ability to raise up and hurt people. Actually, I hear this about many things, whether they are postures or methods. In other words as an Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga teacher I hear that Ashtanga injures people. What can I say, its human nature to blame something or someone else. As if a posture or method actually does something to us.