The shoulder stand and its counter pose, fish, are profound poses within the spectrum of healing offered by Hatha yoga. They work by opening the throat centre and balancing the endocrine system, helping us to find and express our voice and receive love. These postures nourish your body's 'letting go' systems, almost certainly bringing you to a place of deep calm and stillness. We will explore these poses in a number of different ways, including some gentler and alternative options, such as using the wall, blocks and bolsters. Best enjoyed towards the end of the day or at the end of a more vigorous practice.