This practice is not a very traditional Yin. If you love to be exposed to something different in your practice you will love this. If you enjoy learning things about yourself in movement and stillness, you will love this. We will make use of little bits and pieces of an Awareness Through Movement lesson called Hip to Shoulder as well as poses that illuminate this relationship particularly well. This is a practice that I use often with my students who come to me with contralateral hip/shoulder pain. I find that it makes some mental/spiritual connections that can be very profound and healing.
Poll any commited Yogi and you will discover that most of us have had an issue with our shoulder in the past. We tend to blame common poses like chaturanga dandasana or side plank. Or we malign our poor posture or habits. From a somatic perspective though, none of these deserve the blame. It’s time to develop a healthier relationship between our movement and our body maps or image.