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.