Focus: This class features a sequence of poses to help improve the health of your rotator cuff. The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and their tendons located in and around your shoulder. As the name suggests these muscles help to rotate your arm. They are also involved in raising your arms upwards. Over time, repeatedly raising your arms above your head without healthy shoulder alignment can cause irritation and inflammation in the rotator cuff. The tendons in this region can potentially become impinged by the bones in the shoulder complex. Yoga poses that pull the head of the upper arm bone firmly back into the shoulder socket can help to re-create space for the rotator cuff to move more freely. This can help to bring relief for people that are experiencing shoulder pain. This class will be well suited to anyone wanting to focus specifically on the rotator cuff muscles. It will also be beneficial if you are looking to improve overall shoulder health and mobility.
Key Poses: Virabhadrasana 1, belt harness, gomukhasana arms.
Equipment: Mat, chair, bolster, belt, 2 blankets, 2 blocks.
Duration: 50 min