Asana Anatomy: Trapezius and Serratus Anterior


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

About the Teacher

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Sarah Guglielmi
Sarah Guglielmi is a professional educator in the fields of yoga and ayurveda. A former engineer, she... Read more