Shoulder Lift:- Start Position
- Relaxation Position, with both arms pointing up at the ceiling. Keep
the elbows soft!
- Pelvic neutral! Gently anchor the Scapulas!
Shoulder Lift:- Action
- While breathing in, reach up to the ceiling. Feel your shoulder blade come off the floor.
- While breathing out, let the shoulder drop back to the floor.
- Repeat five-10 times each side.
- Good exercise for breaking neck tension headaches. Take your time and
enjoy the release that you will feel!
Shoulder Lift, Start Position
Shoulder Lift, End Position
What it does:-
- Muscle rebalancing such that the upper trapezius and levator scapulae
do not dominate over the lower trapezeus, and the rhomboideus does not dominate over the
- Stated another way, it encourages the scapula to adopt its proper central positioning
and sound movement patterns.
Proper scapular positioning is the foundation of all shoulder therapeutic exercises.
- Breathe wide and full!
- Gently apply the scapular anchor, but otherwise stay relaxed!
Shirley A Sahrmann: Diagnosis of and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes
Publ. Mosby 2002
© Bruce Thomson, EasyVigour Project