Fascia Back Arm Lines & 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.