Strong Safe Shoulders Part 2: Move the Work THROUGH

Strong Safe Shoulders Part 2: Move the Work THROUGH

Here you go! Part 2, in my video series about Strong, Safe Shoulders.

In this video, I show you several very practical tips and movements, to help you explore how to send work THROUGH your shoulder joint (rather than getting work stuck IN the shoulder joint and neck area, eh).

Because, if work gets stuck in the shoulder joint and neck area (for example, when the shoulder blade gets stuck up high by your neck instead of moving around as a “chair” for your arm bone – see Part 1 for more about that!)… THAT’s when pain, tightness, injury and general bad stuff happens in your shoulders and neck area.

If, on the other hand, you can spread out the work so that it moves THROUGH your shoulder joint and down into the big muscles and bones of your lower back and pelvis – well, those bigger bones and muscles are BUILT to do that kind of work. So, then it feels easier, and works better. And that… is A Good Thing. 🙂 And your shoulders and neck will love your for it!!

Check this out and learn some very practical tips to help YOUR shoulders feel – and be – strong, safe and comfortable. Oh Yeah!!

Happy exploring –



About the Author:

Violet van Hees is a movement freedom specialist who works with people (and with horses) to release tightness and pain, and to transform body "stuckness" into something that you can work with. We then use what emerges to create new freedom and ease in your movement and in what you do, in ways that feel safe and reasonable - and that work - for you. Violet is a Feldenkrais® Practitioner, a Tellington TTouch® Equine Practitioner, and a BCRPA Trainer of Fitness Leaders. She works with a deep interest in and understanding of biomechanics, neuroplasticity, body response to trauma, energy work, and how we learn.


  1. Barbara March 28, 2019 at 9:58 am

    very well explained, thank you !

  2. Peg November 11, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    At present working on retraining shoulder movement due to cranky rotator cuff!
    Great explanation and information on getting to know our shoulders.
    Video on how to reorganize shoulder excellent

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