Yoga Muscles Series: Latissimus Dorsi

Posted on January 3rd, 2014 by Shari´ Parks

The latissimus dorsi is a broad muscle of the back, compiling two-thirds of the superficial back muscles.

Action: Adduction of the shoulder, medially rotation of the shoulder, extension of a flexed shoulder, when arm is anchored above the trunk it pulls the trunk upward.

This muscle is intricate in executing yoga warrior 1 pose. Warrior 1 strengthens our connection with grounding energy of the earth.

Namaste

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