Scapular Glides

The following movement patterns have been developed following Gary Ward’s Anatomy-in-Motion, Flow Motion Model®

This is a great exercise to get your shoulder blades (Scapula) doing something!!

So many people lack movement here and the knock-on effect is that you will have a stiff ribcage and back.  That means you will probably struggle to breathe deeply and also the consequences can mean neck pain and headaches among the regular back issues people get.


  • Take you time and feel the movements
  • Meditative pace
  • let your body flow with it BUT don’t use your body to create the movement
  • think of your thumbs rotating around
  • arms move in opposite directions
  • Enjoy!