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.

Serratus Anterior Muscle Action

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.

Serratus Anterior ActionSerratus Anterior

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