Shoulder Stretch and Release

Shoulder Stretch and Release

The video below accompanies the last several  blog entries in which I wrote about how the  “corocoid corner” affects the stability of our shoulders and arms, and about the relationship between our arms and our hearts.  The tissues that clasp the corocoid process need to be pliable in order for the upper arms to seat properly in the gleno-humeral fossa (the shoulder socket).  When pectoralis minor and biceps brachii are chronically shortened and glued down around the corocoid, the humeral heads (tops of the upper arms) slip forward in the sockets. While this capacity of the shoulder joint lets us reach out for things, the position should be part of a temporary gesture.  For stability of arm and shoulder, the humeral heads should rest back into the socket as deeply as possible. The video shows one way to open up the corocoid area…

 

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Heart Support for Heart Opening

Heart Support for Heart Opening

Consider the relationship between support and openness–how does that work in your life in general?  Think about a situation in which you were vulnerable—your metaphorical heart opened–but you lacked backing… My guess is that it wasn’t your favorite experience.

Our physical hearts, too, need support, and what I shared in the last blog about the corocoid corner can shed light on what I mean…

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Secrets of Your Shoulders

Secrets of Your Shoulders

Because I entitled this video blog “Secrets of the Shoulders”, I don’t want to just tell you what the secrets are.  Watch the video to be introduced to bits of your anatomy you may not know you have:  your corocoid processes.  You’ll find out where those are, and what you can do with them.  It’s a little tip that I’ve found useful and hope you will too.  Once you get the feeling of letting your “corocoid eyes” look forward into the world, see how it feels to walk around with that feeling…

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Shoulder Support

Shoulder Support

Thanks to my colleague and proud father, Charles, for sharing his time in the accompanying movie.  And for sharing his problem—I’m sure he’s not the only new dad who finds himself with unaccustomed aches and pains.  His problem is fairly universal too, so his  solutions can apply to your life, even if you aren’t rising to feed someone at 4 a.m.  It’s a matter of having the right support:  support from the pelvis for the spine, support from the spine for the shoulders, support from the shoulders for the hands and arms…

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