Thursday, June 1, 2017

notes on "Arm Yourself Against Injuryy"

There are 4 muscles that are collectively called the Rotator cuff.

SITS – supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis

Weakness in the rotator cuff muscles can lead not only to impingement syndrome but also to tears in the rotator cuff muscles themselves usually near where 3 of them insert on the greater tuberosity of the humerus.

We can gradually strengthen shoulders going from plank to downward dog.

Have a moderate external rotation in almost all yoga postures with the arms foreward or overhead (plank, handstand, downward dog)

Plank – elbow creases turn forward somewhat

Sirsanana – triceps same direction as the nose

To maintain the health of the rotator cuff not only strengthen the muscles work on opening the chest.

We need a well-rounded asana practice to be healthy

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