Yoga Anatomy: 5 Quick Shoulder Anatomy Tips for Yoga Teachers

Karen Fabian, E-RYT, CPT
Yoga teaching tips for shoulder anatomy for class in Warrior II Pose (Virabhadrasana II)

Regardless of the style of yoga you’re teaching, there is no doubt you’re working with the shoulders a great deal. Even in a purely restorative practice, there are a few Downward Facing Dog Poses (Adho Mukha Svanasana) or maybe a Thread the Needle Pose (Parsva Balasana), both of which affect the shoulder joint. In fact, in one there’s a focus on external rotation and in the other, the focus is on internal rotation. Do you know which is which?

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