Fascia Back Arm Lines & Yin Yoga

fascia back arm lines and yin yoga

Fascia back arm lines within our Yin yoga practice consist of your Deep Back Arm Line & Superficial Back Arm Line.

The mobility of our shoulders should allow our body to move in various ways relative to the ribs & neck. Therefore any tension/tightness can contribute to strain & potential pain patterns that can include everything from wrist pain & headaches to lower back pain.

The Deep Back Arm Line runs from the spinous processes – a bony process of a vertebra –  through the scapula at the shoulder, to the back of the arm & little finger.

The Superficial Back Arm Line runs from the spinous processes over the shoulder & outside the arm to the back of the hand.

Anatomical: Neck, Arms, Shoulders, Spine

Meridians: Urinary Bladder, Triple Burner, Small Intestine & Large Intestine.

The Large Intestine, Small Intestine, & Triple Burner, also known as the Triple Energizer & San Jiao Meridian, are the Yang Meridians of the back of the arms. The Urinary Bladder Yang meridian runs through the whole back of the body parallel to the spine.

Our principal Meridians run through the myofascial layers of the body & send branches to one another & the organs they influence. So, in the case of your fascia back arms lines, their partner Yin meridians are the Lungs (Large Intestine), Heart (Small intestine), Pericardium (Triple Warmer)  & Kidney (Urinary Bladder) & associated organs.

Your Heart is considered the Emperor/Monarch in Chinese Medicine, so consider working with the upper body as part of your Yin yoga asana weekly practice.

The Meridians/organs/Qi work together to enable the balanced functioning of the body. Therefore, an imbalance/stagnation in one Meridian can affect whole body functionality.

Fascia back arm lines & Yin yoga asana we can include –

FASCIA BACK ARM LINES AND YIN YOGA

FASCIA BACK ARM LINES AND YIN YOGA

FASCIA BACK ARM LINES AND YIN YOGA

FASCIA BACK ARM LINES AND YIN YOGA

FASCIA BACK ARM LINES AND YIN YOGA

fascia back arm lines and yin yoga

FASCIA BACK ARM LINES AND YIN YOGA

FASCIA BACK ARM LINES AND YIN YOGA

FASCIA BACK ARM LINES AND YIN YOGA

FASCIA BACK ARM LINES AND YIN YOGA

fascia back arm lines and yin yoga

FASCIA BACK ARM LINES AND YIN YOGA

fascia back arm lines and yin yoga

FASCIA BACK ARM LINES AND YIN YOGA

FASCIA BACK ARM LINES AND YIN YOGA

Fascia Back Arm & Yin Yoga Myoyin variations examples –

fascia back arm lines and yin yoga

fascia back arms lines and yin yoga

fascia back arm lines and yin yoga

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 physically & emotionally. I have a short YouTube link on what 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 are working with an interconnected fascia system, anything really that is ‘in’ up there may potentially come through.

You can learn more about the anatomy, location, & fascial target areas of each Yin yoga asana, the deeper connections our Fascia has with the Nervous system & Brain & all the Meridian/Organ connections in addition to having the opportunity to practice different daily creative techniques  – take a peak at my Yin Yoga Bali Teacher Training for 2022/2023 dates. We are also heavenly based on a paradise island, just minutes from the beach, so offer real YOU TIME for your embodied learning journey. Being a small close-knit studio, we also offer a small group setting that encourages student/teacher connections.

I also have available a Yin yoga asana manual with over 250 creative variations.

Any questions, I’m here…just email me, I am more than happy to help.

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