David explains why stabilization and depression of the scapulae is as important as squeezing the shoulder blades together in upward dog.
Researchers found that some yoga postures show promise for use as a preventative therapy to stabilize the scapula and potentially prevent shoulder dysfunction.
This month’s question asks about winged scapula. What is winged scapula? When should you be concerned about the shoulder blades winging off the back and how do you create a strong shoulder girdle?
This month’s muscle of the month is the Levator Scapulae! It can definitely be a real “pain in the neck” if it gets pissed off. As usual get a concise look at this muscle, it’s attachments, function, and dysfunction.
The pectoralis minor is the muscle of the month. As usual we give a simple and straight forward presentation of its attachments and function with application to yoga.
In part 6 of the Sun Salutation series we take a closer look at the landing and lowering down into chaturanga dandasana after jumping or stepping back. As usual, we want to set up patterns that help us evolve in our practice.
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.