Rhomboid Minor Muscle Yoga Anatomy

Where Is The Rhomboid Minor?

Rhomboid Minor connects the scapula with the vertebrae of the spinal column between the shoulders. The Rhomboid Minor is located above the Rhomboid Major. Both are located between the shoulder blades and spinal column.


Rhomboid Minor tear symptoms

A strain causes pain in the upper back between your shoulder blade and your spine. A spasm feels like something is stuck or needs popped back in place. You may have pain when you move your tight shoulder or  even when you breathe.



What is The Function of the Rhomboid Minor

Both Rhomboid muscles are prime movers in scapular retraction and scapular downward rotation.



Where is the Origin and Insertion of the Rhomboid Minor?


Origin: Lower ligamentum nuchea, spines of C7 and T1


Insertion: Small area of posteromedial border of scapula at level of spine, below levator scapulae




Stretches the Rhomboid Minor





Strengthen the Rhomboid Minor



Rhomboid Minor