Many of us are sitting in front of computers for long hours and we are so focused on the computer screen that we forget about our physical well being. The computer has taken over our brain!
Often our shoulders are slumped contributing to tension in the shoulders, neck, rib cage and lower back. Most importantly shoulder slumping may impact on the position of the diaphragm our primary breathing muscle and inhibit our breath.
We can also create restrictions in our full range of motion available within our shoulders as we are teaching our scapulas (shoulder blades) to jam down. What happens when we don't use the range available to us? We lose the ability to do so. The body 'tightens up' as it no longer needs to go there. Use it or lose it.
Our scapulas should be able to access a full range: up around our ears, down towards our waist and forward, drawing them away from each other and backward, drawing them wide. This week we are working on shoulder circle movements to help reclaim our shoulder health.