So, you’ve fallen on your shoulder. Ouch! Sorry to hear that.
You happen to be snowboarding…or skiing…or out hiking, biking, or gardening. It doesn’t seem to be getting better on it’s own.
What to do?
Well, this is a gentle reminder to help the shoulder roll back into a more comfortable position by doing simple things: looking for things to assist you in your environment, and use gravity!
In other words: Channel your inner desert dweller…and be a cactus !
What do I mean by that?
In this case, I find the foot rest of the ski lift to assist me, and then I hop on the roller to let gravity help out. However, neither is necessary to channel your inner cactus- you can try it after you first climb into bed, by just lying on the floor, or sitting in a chair.
The beauty is in the simplicity…and just a few minutes of your time. If you feel some stretch or tightness, I encourage you to breathe into it, and wait for it to significantly release. That might take a bit….but well worth your time.
Here’s a somewhat noisy video I made on the ski lift to explain what I mean. The wind was blowing pretty steadily and makes the audio a bit distorted, so I apologize in advance.
Please let me know in the comments below how you like (or dislike?) utilizing the “cactus” position!
Boy do you practice what you preach! You make me smile:)
Hello Janell! Your compliment made me smile too! I know you are out there in the trenches playing around with muscle stuff all the time also…. it’s fun and you learn a lot, especially when you fall and want it to feel better 🙂 Thanks for writing! 🙂