The following shoulder range of motion diagram contains images of 12 different humerus, scapula and clavicle moves. Your mission is to try them out on your body. Hold each “position” for a total of five breaths, while attempting to strongly contract the muscles that create each distinct motion.
Great job! It’s a little like learning the ABC’s of your shoulders. Now play the Pranic Bath video again, and try to articulate to yourself which directions of movement are happening to your shoulders at every phase throughout the exercise.
The more awareness you have of how your shoulders move, the less likely you’ll be to injure them, so take some time to reacquaint yourself with this all-important joint system whenever you feel the need. Mission accomplished!
[Reprinted with kind permission from Gaiam Life.]