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Shoulder Rotations

Throughout the day we need to encourage as much range of movement as possible within the body. Movements such as shoulder rotations bring movement and life back to a commonly tight joint and dynamically loosen the surrounding muscles.

Sitting Upright

  1. Sitting upright in a chair, anchor your hands on your thighs and rotate the right shoulder 10 times in each direction, then change sides.
  2. Rotate the right shoulder and with the left hand tap with the fingers tips on the shoulder saying ‘shoulder tip’ every time you tap it. After 10 change direction.
  3. Rotate the right shoulder 10 times in each direction without tapping, imagining the shoulder tip is doing the movement. Try to feel for any differences, such as lightness or awareness.
  4. Repeat steps 1, 2 and 3 for the left shoulder.
  5. Now rotate the whole right arm (windmill) 10 times in both directions, repeating with the left.
  6. Tapping your thigh with your right hand, say ‘finger tips’ repeatedly 10 times.
  7. Then rotate the right arm 10 times in both directions imagining the fingertips are doing the motion.
  8. Repeat for the left side.

Lying Down

  1. Lie on your left side and anchor your right hand, palm down, on the floor in front of your chest.
  2. Rotate the right shoulder 10 times in each direction.
  3. With the left hand tap on the right shoulder and say shoulder tip 10 times.
  4. Now rotate the right shoulder imagining the shoulder tip is doing the work.
  5. Raise the right arm in the air and perform 10 full arm rotations (windmill) in both directions.
  6. With the same arm tap the fingers on the floor 10 times and say ‘finger tips’ repeatedly.
  7. Imagining the finger tips are doing the rotations, rotate the right arm 10 times in both directions
  8. Anchoring the right hand back on the floor, rotate the shoulder 10 times in both directions and feel for any difference.
  9. Repeat steps 2-8 with the left arm.