Asana Anatomy: Trapezius and Serratus Anterior

July 23, 2013    BY Sarah Guglielmi

Here’s a practice to release tight and rounded shoulders—one of the common problems yoga teachers see in their students. Join Sarah as she shows you how to use a pair of opposing muscles, serratus anterior and middle trapezius, to balance and stabilize the shoulders. Strengthen and awaken these muscles through a simple sequence that activates and releases them, so that the shoulders start to feel more open and soft. The practice concludes with a brief relaxation. Props: blanket

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Sarah Guglielmi
Sarah Guglielmi is a professional educator in the fields of yoga and ayurveda. A former engineer, she was drawn to yoga 15 years ago looking for relief from chronic stress. Sarah not only regained her health, but discovered a deeper dimension to life she finds rich and inspiring. Her overarching intention is to make the transformative power of yoga and ayurveda accessible to her students.

Sarah has served on the faculty of the Himalayan Institute for the past 10 years. She has taught numerous... Read more>>

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