Summer Series! Ep 3: Understanding Your Super-Awesome (& Complex) Shoulders

Did you know that your shoulder complex has four joints on each side? This dynamic engineering allows us to do all of the things we do with our arms and hands. But it can leave the shoulder joints vulnerable if we don’t balance them with strength. In vinyasa yoga we ask the shoulders to do a lot early on in the practice (because Chaturanga). So, on this episode Jason talks ideas for offsetting this, the best ways to create balanced shoulder strength, plus proper alignment while lifting your arms overhead.

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RELATED AND RECOMMENDED LINKS
I’m Not One of Those Gals Afraid to Tell Her Real Age
Essential Sequence: Neck, Shoulders, and Upper Back
The Expert’s Guide to Chaturanga
Episode 23 with Jason: Fun with Shoulder Anatomy!

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  1. Hi there! I LOVE the podcast – it’s an informative yet digestible and entertaining resource and makes me want more!

    Jason mentioned that many of the yoga poses works the “push muscles”. Any tips on incorporating more “pull muscles” in a yoga class?

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