Rounded and tight shoulders are becoming a common occurrence in our lives and unfortunately, it’s something that brings dysfunction and pain, ages us (ah!), and brings down our general mood and confidence. Overall, rounded + tight shoulders are a bummer!
Ok, so what’s causing this? Sadly, it’s our everyday life—sitting hunched over a computer, a phone, or a book (it all pulls our head forward which actually adds significant weight on the spine); being stationary for long periods of time (we lose mobility and our muscles stop switching on, creating tight chest muscles + weak upper back and core muscles); stress (brings us into shallow breathing, creating constant tension in our neck + shoulders); and lack of awareness of our body (so we don’t realign correctly when we stand).
In this shoulder series, we’ll start from the ground up, going over how our shoulder blades need to move for our shoulder health, releasing our tight chest muscles, and strengthening the muscles to keep the supple, lean, and strong.
Every single one of us needs this series to some degree, whether it’s just self-care or to heal some seriously rounded shoulders, it is worth it!