I have a small tip that I used to give me a feel for good ahoulder alignment. When doing shoulder rolls, instead of rolling them back one by one, I roll both shoulders at the same time being careful not to arch my back. I do this in the mirror and I can see a real visual diffrence when I go from hunched over to a straight upper body. Esther I am wondering what are your views on this? but to me it was something that I did one day and it feels more right bbecause I can easier see and feel my chest area open up.
December 8, 2009 - 6:16am | 4 posts#1
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09/16/2008 - 4:29pm
We usually advise against rolling back both shoulders at once, primarily because it is easy to end up arching the back. Most people also find that one shoulder at a time works better. But if you much prefer doing both at once and you find it more effective for your body - and, as you said, you are very careful to not arch back in the lumbar spine - then feel free to do so.
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