Now was the turn of pectoralis minor.
It was the fourth chakra, the heart chakra called Anahata in Sanskrit; ready to dissolve itself by dissolving the frozen shoulder that a contracted pectoralis minor had caused through all the years of keeping the shoulders stiff to a considerable extent.
Frozen shoulder tends to push us forward, generating a forward slouch in the shoulders narrowing the chest and, in the process, heart also.
Our slouching shoulders give us a defensive stance against a stranger that we find almost everyone of our fellow humans around.
We are living in a world full of enemies around, each one of us searching for friends who are nothing but illusions even when we feel we have got a few of them!
The moment one’s self-oriented motives clash with those of even the closest friends, one doesn’t hesitate stabbing them in their back.
A frozen shoulder doesn’t let us remain a big-hearted person.
The Pectoralis minor is a thin, triangular muscle, situated at the upper part of the chest, beneath the Pectoralis major.
It depresses the point of the shoulder, drawing the scapula inferior and medial, towards the thorax, and throwing its inferior angle posteriorly.
As the chakra opened, it pushed the elbows away from keeping touching the ribs on the outer sides of the thoracic diaphragm.
The chest went wider horizontally, increasing the distance between the two nipples.
The scapulae in the back postured themselves a little closer to each other.
Again in this maneuver too, the care was to be taken that the hips would not push them forward as well as the thoracic diaphragm would not drop itself DOWN or else squeeze itself IN; or else the entire maneuver would go distorted.
It took care of the thoracic cavity just like the sacral and the solar plexus chakras had taken, of the abdominal; and the root chakra, of the pelvic.
We shall talk about the effects of opening the fourth chakra, i.e., the heart chakra or Anahata on the physiology of various different systems connected with the area of its location in our next blog post to come.
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