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Shoulder Medley: Rotator Cuff Part I

299.00 for 1 month

The sessions in this Short Course are based on asana-inspired shoulder actions.  Each session is programmed like a ‘shoulder circuit’: in the first part of the session, a set of actions are done slowly with detailed explanations, and in the next part, they are repeated at a faster pace (and if you wish to do a little more, you may repeat the circuit again).  This session includes some of the more complex shoulder actions that come up in various asanas: those involving the 'rotator cuff' muscles.  Rotator cuffs are a group of 4 muscles ( and their tendons) that stabilise the shoulder joint, and also fine-tune many of the movements at the shoulder joint.  Because of the nature of the shoulder joint, these muscles can be a little delicate.  Also look at ‘Rotator Cuff- Part II'. For a comprehensive understanding of the subject, we recommend that you work with all the sessions of this Short Course.

This session is part of the Short Course 'Shoulder Medley'

Duration: 50 mins.

Level: All Levels

Props needed:  a yoga strap or long piece of any cloth, a yoga block, access to a wall, a couple of small hand towels, any stable anchor on a wall/ grill to which the strap can be tied, a couple of pillows/ blankets for resting at the end of the session.

Tag words: 50mins dynamic shoulder health shoulder strengthening shoulders strength and conditioning

We recorded the ‘Shoulder Medley’ Series in response to requests for shorter duration sessions, that quickly ease shoulder discomfort – especially from long hours of sitting.  The sessions in this Series are based on asana-inspired shoulder/ shoulder blade/ upper back actions.  Taken together, they cover the entire gamut of shoulder actions and positions.  Each session is programmed like a ‘Shoulder Circuit’: in the first part of the session, a set of actions are done slowly with detailed explanations, and in the next part, they are repeated at a faster pace (and if you wish to do a little more, you may repeat the circuit again).  The 3 parts of this Short Course proceed in the order:

    • Simple Actions: Part 1 and Part 2
    • Push and Pull: Part 1 and Part 2
    • Rotator cuff: Part 1 and Part 2

We recommend that for your first attempt, you try the sessions in this order.  We encourage you to mix and match in the subsequent attempts.

Note:

  • while these actions and positions are great for overall shoulder health, for shoulder strengthening, some of them might not be suitable if you have a shoulder or neck injury.
  • This session in particular targets the ‘rotator cuff’ area that can be delicate.