Every time I get a massage I have to ask my massage therapist to dig in underneath my shoulder blades – this is the area where I hold tension. I guess childhood patterns of ballet and gymnastics had conditioned me to lift the chest up while pulling the shoulder blades down; and my dad’s “Sit up straight!” still resonates in my head many years later. Old habits die hard, that’s why I tend to overcompensate and pull myself into a “military posture”, which means that the muscles between my shoulder blades are chronically contracted.
That is probaly why I love twisting postures. They help my upper back and neck feel spacious and pliable again; they help reposition my shoulder girdle so that it feels more balanced and symmetrical. This 30-minute yoga practice will help you do the same!
Realign your shoulder girdle yoga practice