Driving Tips: Shoulder Checking Made Easy December 7, 2016

Do you have difficulty shoulder checking while driving?  

This video about shoulder checking reveals why leaning back while driving restricts movement to look over your shoulder, and how one small change can make shoulder checking easier.  If you want to learn how to turn more easily, this video provides you with a short movement lesson. This Awareness Through Movement (ATM) lesson helps you to shoulder check safely and with ease.

Sometimes we create habits we are completely unaware of. In my case, it had to do with shoulder checking in my vehicle. It was not a problem until about eight months ago when I realized I was straining my neck every time I shoulder checked. Being a Feldenkrais practitioner, I have the curiosity and the tools to figure out why I was having difficulties. When I stopped and examined what I was doing, I realized I was leaning against the seat when I turned. This restricted my shoulder and forced me to turn from the neck and try to take it farther than it was structurally able to move. Not a good thing, and over time the strain may have caused permanent neck problems. One simple change made all the difference. Watch the video to see what I did….

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