Explore the variations & see what works for you. It’s normal for not every variation to suit your body; this is why we have ‘variations’. This post just offers some creative ideas to explore the upper body Yin asana, & some will offer additional stress/meridian targets.
As with all our Yin yoga shapes, use any props such as padding under the knees for Wide Knee child, &/or bolsters, or cushions, under the body/shoulders; consider ‘filling the gaps from the floor’ to your body to get comfortable, & to feel fully supported.
Holding time – 3 – 8 minutes – stay with the sensations but also trust your instincts when it is time to move out. Pain/numbness may be a sign to move around/adjust/release. Consider taking a rebound between sides to notice effects, both physical & emotional. I have a short YouTube link on what these are & why we include ‘rebounds’ if you are unsure of these resting spaces.
Remember, in Yin yoga; it is not how the pose looks but where you feel the stress. For the fascia back arm lines, Yin yoga asana will be at the back of the arms/shoulders.
Understanding these Fascia back arm lines & the Yin yoga postures we can incorporate into our practice can offer us insights into building both mobility & stability in the shoulders, as well as releasing pain, & associated emotions, which can range from stress/anxiety for the Heart to sadness/grief for the Lungs. But as we work with an interconnected fascia system, anything that is ‘in’ up there may come through.