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Movement Monday: Easy Shoulder Warm-Up, Four Ways

Now that some of the crisis surrounding my symphony employment has been averted, it's time to get back to movement teaching, writing, practicing, and more, although I will write a little about that San Antonio Symphony situation.  For now though, here's an easy shoulder warm-up, in a few different ways.

1) Try externally and internally rotating your arm bones without weight first.  You can see here that my floor is a little uneven, so one side of my body is up a little higher than the other.

2) Add a small weight, maybe 2-3 pounds.

3) No weights?  Try yoga blocks, which can be good, especially if they're cork or wood.

4) No weights or yoga blocks?  Try books- Harry Potter books 5-7 are an excellent weight!

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