So for this week’s council, we will discuss the concept of shoulder hiking. This could cause many problems, such as not being able to turn the head well or not having a proper distance of movement in the shoulders. Such problems can also limit the breathing pattern. Let’s take a closer look at this problem and see how far we can drop our shoulders. We’ll talk about it from a symptomatic point of view, not just as a pain driver. We want to start looking at the body to find out what is happening and what is causing this tension. I will teach you how to lower your shoulders so you can recover some movement. This will not eliminate long-term pain, but it will give you relief and will actually give you some freedom of movement so you can process it in a long-term event. I have already talked about some of these things before, but I received feedback from people asking to go into more detail. The suggestion for this week will serve this purpose.
Even the hike with the shoulders goes well with the tip of the neck pain I posted a few weeks ago, so take a look at this if you haven’t. One of the muscles we will focus on is Levator Scapulae. When your shoulders are raised, your Levator Scapulae is at work, being one of the many muscles that make this happen. This muscle carries your shoulders upwards so when you’re stuck in a high position, the elevator asks the trap to do some work. This solidifies the lifting movement and keeps it there. Once it is restrained, it means that the trap will begin to work harder and, in turn, will reduce the electrical tone in one of the key muscles, your backbones, which will then shrink. The backbones and the shoulder blades are the two muscles on which we will concentrate today. So what I’m about to show you is exactly where they are, in what direction they are, and if you need to do spinning foam, trigger work or stretching. You want to watch these exercises.
The job of the Levator Scapulae is to elevate your shoulder blades by rolling the shoulder and shoulder blades. This can straighten everything, making you get stuck in a restricted position.
So we want to start addressing many of the attachment sites near the base of the head, through the work of the trigger point. Doing this even for the whole neck will be the key to unlocking the Levator. When I talked about neck pain, I went into detail about the turning point in the Levator itself, and that will be the key point.
It runs from the bottom of the head to the tip of the Scapulas. Do you want to do some stretching in this area or work with the trigger point. You can contract your muscles, take a deep breath, and drop everything and relax. This is a common exercise that people use to relieve tension and mental stress. I want you guys to focus on the aspect of contraction and relaxation of this muscle. You want to contract as hard as possible and then learn to let it go while you lower your muscles. This is one of the things that will push your shoulders back up. Now we want to focus on our lat.
The main function of the lat is to break down the shoulder blades. It is also very important that you notice it Such as bring down your shoulder blades. It is not just a rectilinear movement, but a rotary movement. This muscle is about to compete with the trap. You want something that can compete with the trap, but since it is always so tight, it is naturally going to break down the defenses of the lat muscle. Everyone thinks they contract muscle tissue, but they simply can’t do their job because it is bound in such a way that you want to do some real foam that rolls all over the lat so that it can do its job and compete. Once the lat moves better through the rolling of the foam, you can continue with the work of the trigger point. When things move, the shoulders are lowered and you can move without lifting the shoulders and use the Levator as a stabilization for the head and upper body. You want your Latin to keep everything low so that your arms can move properly. This will create momentum that will carry you forward. However, if you are tied in that area when your shoulders are raised, it’s all more difficult to move, but as soon as they fall, everything becomes a pendulum. When you are tight, use more energy to move, but when all is lost, less energy is needed. If you start working with these two muscles at the same time, you have a powerful tool for dropping your shoulders.