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Learn the shoulder CAR (including safe variations)

In this video we explain the six different articulations of the shoulder joint and how to effectively perform a CAR (controlled articular rotation) from a standing, seated, quadruped and prone position.

How to Learn the Shoulder CAR

How to Learn the Shoulder CAR

The basic articulations:

  • Flexion and Extension
  • Abduction and Adduction
  • Internal and External Rotation

The Shoulder CAR (controlled articular rotation):

  1. Start standing or elevated in a seated position
  2. Keeping the arm straight, externally rotate the shoulder to end-range while taking it into full adduction
  3. Maintaining end-range external rotation, move the shoulder into flexion
  4. Begin to internally rotate the shoulder moving into abduction
  5. Continue internally rotating while moving into end-range extension and holding full rotation
  6. Maintain rotation and take the arm along side the body
  • 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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