Shoulders are one of my picky points. Why? Well firstly because I have had to really work on mine. They have always been a sticking point for me, I remember a Pilates teacher walking down the road with me once saying “Shoulders down” every 2 steps! Carrying, feeding and rocking babies always affects my shoulders and upper back. So I guess you could say I’m a bit picky about shoulders as I know how much it poor posture in this area can affect you.
I would encourage you to look in the mirror at your posture, side on and front on.
1. Are your shoulders level?
2. Are your shoulders rounded?
3. Can you slide your shoulders further down in your spine, so are they too far up towards your ears?
4. Do you stick your ribcage forward? (Ladies, no boob thrusting is needed!)
Here are some exercises to help you strengthen your upper back and focus on your shoulders.
Really good if you sit at a desk for some time and know your shoulderes are suffering. Also brilliant for mums who are feeding, carrying, rocking babies and babywearing.