Shoulder strength and flexibility is a HUGE topic. In fact, I have multi-hour workshops on this topic alone and I still run out of time when I teach them. I love to work in this area because its not only healthy for everyday use of our shoulders and arms, but can make a huge impact to being safe and efficient with our dance movements.
Along with arm undulations and other arm movements, shoulder strength and flexibility also allows you to have better isolation in your torso! Ribcage rotations, Bodywaves and the Arabic family of movements are just a few areas where you can see major improvement just by working on your shoulders.
This video is a little introduction on a few things you can do to begin adding strength and flexibility to your shoulders. Two very important notes:
- Always work all areas of the shoulder joint including the anterior and posterior torso. A full conditioning sequence is available in a few of my online series and I'm always happy to work with you via skype or in person to create a plan specifically to meet your needs.
- Working on flexibility through strength is the safest way to find more range of motion. These exercises guide you through both at the same time!
Stay tuned for much more information about shoulders and arms later in the posture series!