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Pre-Pilates: Shoulder Mobility – Angles in the Snow

Foundations: Shoulder Mobility

Quick Intro: Angles in the Snow

The coordination of this exercise can be tricky, but stick with it as it is a wonderful way to get the shoulders more mobile, moving over the rib cage.  Try Telescope Arms (here) and Pinwheel (here) first.  What’s not to love 🙂

What’s it good for?

🌟 Improving the mobility of your shoulder blade over the ribcage.
🌟 Improving the coordination of your shoulder joint (glenohumeral rythm) as well as coordination of your spine, arms and head.



A quick “how to”…

Angels in the Snow

🌟 Lie on your back (supine) with the knees bent and the feet flat on the floor. Open your arms out to the sides. Hands, palm down.
🌟 Slide the left arm along the floor towards your head as your right arm slides down toward your thigh.  You’ll notice that you’ll need to rotate it as it circles up.
🌟 Move he head to look toward the arm that is moving up.
🌟 Add dropping the knees in the opposite direction of the arm that is moving up



Hints & Tips:

🌟 Move as smoothly as you can through the full range of motion and control  and coordinate the rotation of the hips, torso and head.

🌟 Imagine you are lying on a snow bank (or a bed of soft warm sand, if you prefer :-)) and making impressions in the snow with your arms.



Any Questions?

Ask away – I love to help!  Click here for the Contact Page 🙂 – or leave a comment at the bottom of the post – see you there…

Miguel 🙂

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