Serratus Anterior Action
Stabilizes, retracts (adducts) and rotates scapula downward.
Assists in opening chest.
Contracting the rhomboids opens the chest in marichyasana I and virabhadrasana II.
Contracted & Stretched
The rhomboids contract in utthita trikonasana, opposing the action of the serratus anterior (which also contracts). This action stabilizes the scapula and turns the chest.
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