Yoga Anatomy – Anatomical insight on the shoulder

Yoga Anatomy – Anatomical insight on the shoulder


Hello everyone, Jennilee here with a little
anatomical insight into your shoulder girdle. Your shoulder girdle compromises of your Clavicle bone, your Scapula bone and your Humerus. It’s a 3-bone joint. Shallow socket, a lot of space, room for a lot of injury possibly… with all our weight bearing and load bearing, poses that we do. So what we want to make sure is that you always integrate the upper arm bone into the socket. When we do poses like Chaturanga or some of our arm balances, such as Crow or Flying Splits.. You want to make sure that you integrate the upper arm bone into the socket. You want to make sure the shoulder blade is down with your lower Trapezius broadening across the collar bones. The shoulder blade, even though it comes down, we want it to go wide across to the outer ribs with your Serrates Anterior…. and the upper arm bone we turn it in the socket. Externally rotating with our Infraspinatus. And than we keep the arm by our side with our Latissimus Dorsi. That makes sure you take care what’s going in the shoulder girdle not hanging out on your joints out wide… or hanging out on the ligament here, or the ligament here. But really taking everything close to centre… and holding yourself with your core strength. Also, in our arm balances we don’t want to hang out on the elbow joint. This is a hinge joint here and we want to make sure that we don’t hang out on the tendon of the elbow… of the tricep, the ligament in the elbow or the tricep tendon. Somake sure you’re not hanging with a deep angle; we’re gonna make sure we find in these poses
a nice L-shape… right angle, maybe 90 degrees in your weight bearing, load bearing arm balancing poses. Thank you so much for joining me today for the anatomical insight into the shoulder girdle.