WITH YOU, I BREATHE: A forty day yoga column
#12: Anatomy, Gleno-humeral joint
Today I received Leslie Kaminoff’s YogaAnatomy.net Newsletter in my gmail account. Leslie has been educating people on yoga for thirty years and feels inspired by the tradition of T. K. V. Desikachar.
Today the newsletter deconstructed a pose that mentioned the gleno-humeral joint, and I thought, right. The gleno-humeral joint….Wait, which joint is that again?
So that’s what I’m going to be briefly writing about this Monday morning.
The gleno-humeral joint is a very important joint that is part of the shoulder anatomy. It is a ball and socket joint, similar to the hip joint. One of the main differences between the hip joint and the gleno-humeral joint is that the socket is much more shallow, which creates greater instability and greater mobility.
The gleno-humeral joint allows us to move our shoulder in many ways: flexion, extension, abduction, adduction, internal rotation, and external rotation, as well as a combination of these movements. So thanks, gleno-humeral joint for allowing me to move my shoulder in so many ways. Sorry I forgot all about you.