It’s the pits
The armpits often become a dead part of the body. Activating this area gets lymph moving, opens up the ribs to enable taking a full deep breath and keeps the connection between the shoulder and hands alive. Often there is a disconnect between all the work we do with our hands and forearms and the stuckness of our shoulders. The result as we get older is a loss of upper body strength and those dreaded bingo wings that start to flap.
Keeping the armpit area open and active helps prevent frozen shoulder. My mother, for instance, cannot lift her arms above her head. She gets really frustrated trying to reach something on a high shelf or when cleaning the windows.
Think about that.
It really is use it or lose it.
Watch out for upcoming Yamuna Body Rolling workshops where we’ll be working on the arm to shoulder connection to reduce problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome and working to keep every part of the body active and functioning.
I’ll show you a few simple things which, if you take a couple of minutes every day or so to do, will save you from restrictions later.
We have the education and methods that were unavailable to my mother’s generation – let’s use them.