How to do a Scapula CAR (controlled articular rotation)

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The basic articulations:

  • Elevation and Depression
  • Retraction and Protraction

The Scapula CAR (controlled articular rotation):

  1. Start from a neutral position
  2. Shrug the shoulder blades moving them up towards the ears for elevation
  3. Then move the shoulder blades towards each other on the back for retraction
  4. From retraction, move the them away from the ears into depression
  5. After holding depression move the shoulder blades away form each other for protraction.
  • Always express current end ranges
  • Repeat again or in the opposite direction if desired
About jeffrey posner

First certified in New York City, he then explored the practice of yoga and sacred geometry within the various lineages. He has since studied with the Ido Portal team and completed the Functional Range Systems FRC®/FRA® certifications. Jeffrey is the author of the Yoga Framework “course book”. He has been featured on Yoga Journal, Spartan TV and other prominent media outlets.

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