Cardinal directions with the left shoulder

In side-lying on your right side, you systematically go through movements of your left shoulder in the cardinal directions: forwards, backwards, upwards, downwards. You lead with your left shoulder, or with your left hand and your left arm extended. You go through various differentiations.

After the lesson you will likely be able to move your shoulder much further, much more refined, and in ways you could not move your shoulder before. The inability to move the shoulder, therefore, was not a matter of structure or muscle stiffness, but it was something in the brain, an inhibition. Take rests on your back in between movements or whenever needed.

cardinal-directionsshoulderside-lying shoulder_side_lying_1

1

Side-lying on the right side. Knees and hip joints bent to keep balance. Head supported by something like a firm pillow. Left hand standing in front of your abdomen, elbow towards ceiling.

Move left shoulder forwards

Be sure that it is really forwards (and not upwards), and let it return to where it was.

  • How can you be sure your shoulder is moving really forwards, and not upwards or downwards?

Move left shoulder forwards

Be sure that it is really forwards (and not upwards), and let it return to where it was.

2

Side-lying on the right side, with left arm extended in front.

Slide extended left arm forwards

Keep your left elbow extended and slide your hand on the floor forwards away from you.

  • See if the extended arm helps to feel the forwards direction more clearly.

Slide extended left arm forwards

Keep your left elbow extended and slide your hand on the floor forwards away from you.

3

Side-lying on the right side, arms extended in front of you, interlace both hands (optional).

Slide left knee forwards

Notice when you slide your left arm forwards, your left knee also moves. Now move your knee only.

  • Stop sliding your arm and move your knee only.

Slide left knee forwards

Notice when you slide your left arm forwards, your left knee also moves. Now move your knee only.

There are 34 more cards.
To view this content, you must be a member of Alfons's Patreon at $10 or more