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Dislocated Shoulder and Yoga

kalmen2010-07-04 23:24:54 +0000 #1
Hi,

I have a dislocated shoulder, something that happened 13 years ago, and I would like to know what kind of Yogic exercises I can practice on a daily basis to help with my shoulder joint and strength.

I'm new to Yoga, I've never practiced it in a group, and understand very little about how valuable it can be.

Any help and guidance would appreciated.

Thanks
InnerAthlete2010-07-04 23:33:19 +0000 #2
Hello Kalmen,

in approaching this there are both things TO do and things NOT to do.

If you are pursuing a yogic approach to wellness as it relates to the shoulder integrity there are three elements: the poses and breath work, lifestyle and nutrition, and emotional work through meditation.

This approach is best pursued in relationship with a highly trained, therapeutically oriented yoga teacher in private sessions (in order to develop a practice protocol specifically for you). You can, from the same sort of teacher, get some things in a group or class setting.

I would be especially cautious (to say the least) with those poses requiring weight-bearing on the arms - until you've got the proper actions for safety, the alignment, and the strength to go further.

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