We have a lot of bits and pieces that connect in and around the shoulder joint. This self-massage sequence uses the Yoga Tune Up® balls to reveal trigger points, improve awareness of the area, work out the “gucky” stuff, and improve circulation. Be patient in these movements and remember to breathe.
Jaime has had 4 glorious (joke) surgeries on her shoulders – She understands all too well the consequence of overusing / underusing the various muscles within the shoulder, and the consequences of overtraining without addressing the real cause of her symptoms. Using these Yoga Tune Up® balls has been a useful tool in exploring areas that are congested, “gucky”, and well, in pain.
A good rule of thumb when using Yoga Tune Up® balls: Be mindful of the amount of discomfort you are in when rolling over tender(oni) spots. Discomfort is certainly normal. Heck, you’re moving around a bunch of connective tissue that’s been “stuck” together.