𝑀𝒪𝒱𝐸𝑀𝐸𝒩𝒯 𝐼𝒮 𝒮𝐸𝒳𝒴 𝒜𝒩𝒟 𝒮𝒪 𝒜𝑅𝐸 𝒮𝐻𝒪𝒰𝐿𝒟𝐸𝑅𝒮
There is something mesmerising about watching the scapulas (shoulder blades) moving full range.
Feeling them moving is quite a trip too.
Each scapular has 17 muscles attached to it which makes them play a very important role in our quality of movement.
Being hunter gatherers, we need our shoulders to be strong and mobile in order to throw spears during a hunt, and to reach for foods and gather materials etc.
So, injuries to the shoulder can have a very primal affect on us.
When you think about it, if you are unable to hunt, gather or even bring food to your mouth to eat, you are in danger!
Even though we live in a world where food is plentiful and we no longer need to throw a spear in order to have food, our primal brain is still hardwired to sense for danger.
ᕼOᗯ ᗪO YOᑌᖇ ᔕᑕᗩᑭᑌᒪᗩᖇᔕ ᗰOᐯE?
Can you move them independently?
Do you feel a difference in them or do they both move the same?
Are you connected to one more than the other?
What comes up for you as you move your shoulders?
Shoulders harbour emotions and memories and when left unacknowledged, what started as a whisper becomes a screaming injury.
Before reaching for a textbook, move your shoulders slowly, with full intention of connecting to the quality of the movement.
Do you feel them glide smoothly?
Do they feel gritty and grindy or do you feel nothing at all?
Feel into them and ask yourself what is coming up for you.
YOU KNOW YOUR BODY BETTER than ANYONE ELSE!
If you feel grit and grind, ask yourself:
“What am I holding here that I have not addressed or that no longer serves me?”,
“What is making me feel stuck?”,
“What don’t I like or agree with right now?”
Then focus on quality movement to smooth it out .
If you feel nothing at all, like a sense of emptiness in that area, ask yourself:
“What have I disconnected myself from?”,
“What am I afraid to feel?”
Then move slowly and tune into making a physical sensory connection.
ℝ𝔼𝕄𝔼𝕄𝔹𝔼ℝ: 𝕐𝕠𝕦 𝕒𝕣𝕖 𝕚𝕟 𝕒 𝕤𝕒𝕗𝕖 𝕤𝕡𝕒𝕔𝕖. 𝔸𝕟𝕪 𝕞𝕖𝕞𝕠𝕣𝕪 𝕠𝕣 𝕖𝕞𝕠𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟 𝕥𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕔𝕠𝕞𝕖𝕤 𝕥𝕠 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕤𝕦𝕣𝕗𝕒𝕔𝕖 𝕚𝕤 ℕ𝕆𝕋 𝕪𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕔𝕦𝕣𝕣𝕖𝕟𝕥 𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕝𝕚𝕥𝕪. 𝕃𝕠𝕠𝕜 𝕒𝕥 𝕚𝕥 𝕨𝕚𝕥𝕙 𝕔𝕠𝕞𝕡𝕒𝕤𝕤𝕚𝕠𝕟𝕒𝕥𝕖 𝕖𝕪𝕖𝕤, 𝕨𝕣𝕒𝕡 𝕚𝕥 𝕦𝕡 𝕚𝕟 𝕪𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕓𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕥𝕙 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕓𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕚𝕥 𝕠𝕦𝕥.
It would be wonderful to see your beautiful set of shoulders moving like in this vid.
Seeing different sets of shoulders helps you get a REAL sense of understanding that NO BODY IS THE SAME and that it is MOVEMENT that IS SEXY.