Shoulder Warmup Quick Review

Chicken Wings Up and Down Chicken Wings In and Out Chicken Wings Out to In
Form the Wing
Inhale Up
Exhale Down
Repeat on the other side
Repeat 3-5 times
Form the Wing
Inhale & Circle In to Out
Exhale & Circle In to Out
Repeat 3-5 times
Form the Wing
Inhale & Circle Out to In
Exhale & Circle Out to In
Repeat 3-5 times

Shoulder Warm up

The shoulder brings together four muscles which insert and form the basis for shoulder rotation -- the rotator cuff. Many other muscles insert into the same area. As the shoulder is lifts from the side, away from the body and up -- it literally squeezes this complex group of muscles together. This gentle warm up minimizes compression of all these muscles together. It begins to gently stretch and gives more room for movement through the rotator cuff. Please do this gently, twice a day. This is not vigorous exersize -- it should be a series of gentle movements. Remember to make this a whole body movement by completely separating the weight from side to side in each motion. This initiates the coordinated effort along the entire body which encourages less muscular effort with borrowed strength.

Taught by Francesco and Daisy Lee-Garripoli on the Qigong beginning practice DVD published by GAIAM.

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