The Significance of the Rotator Cuff
Do you think it is possible to heal from a rotator cuff injury without paying attention to the shoulder girdle? In this episode of From Pain to Possibility, listen as Susi digs into the rotator cuff and the shoulder girdle, and how necessary it is for both to work together in order to recover and heal from rotator cuff injuries.
Susi shares how, "The shoulder girdle is an amazing part of our body.” She explores the relationship between the rotator cuff and the shoulder girdle, how the shoulder girdle is used in the practice of yoga and how it blends energetic flow between the shoulder girdle, the center of the body and to our hands.
With this awareness, exploring your rotator cuff becomes one of presence and awareness and leads to greater mobility, stability and strength. By understanding the six ranges of the shoulder blade on the rib cage, and how each rotator cuff muscle attaches from the shoulder blade to arm bone, you’ll often have better results with your recovery program.
If this way of thinking resonates with you, and you are a teacher or a healthcare professional, and you want to integrate yoga into your practice, send me a note. You might be interested in the Susi Resource Library, where she has two hundred hours of video and lots of extra courses for you to explore. You can reach us here.
In This Episode:
[00:28] Welcome to the show!
[01:13] Susi speaks about the relationship between the rotator cuff and the shoulder girdle.
[02:19] In the practice of yoga, the shoulder girdle transmits and transforms energy by impacting your ability to raise our arms overhead and side to side.
[03:39] Susi shares that the shoulder girdle blends energetic flow between the center of our body to our hands.
[06:22] Susi discusses the shoulder blade on the rib cage.
[07:15] Susi talks about the humerus because this is where the rotator cuff starts.
[09:20] When Susi patients are recovering from rotator cuff issues, she wants them to pay attention to the exercises they have been given.
[11:25] Susi speaks about the way she likes to work with people new to the process.
[13:33] Susi's takeaway from this episode is to explore your rotator cuff from a place of presence and awareness.
[14:51] Thank you for listening to the show and have a great time exploring!
“The shoulder girdle is an extraordinary part of our body." - Susi Hately
What You Will Learn In This Episode:
“The shoulder girdle can express pain, depression, suppression, shock, openness, receptivity, willingness, and comfort with one's own personal power.” - Susi Hately
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“It really blends in this nice, energetic flow between the center of the body through our hands.” - Susi Hately