Balancing in Yoga Poses

How quickly have you learned to keep your balance in the tree pose? Read on if this is still a challenge for you!

How quickly have you learned to keep your balance in the tree pose? Read on if this is still a challenge for you!

Doing yoga you learn to focus your body and mind: their strength, flexibility and balance. When you develop a powerful sense of balance, you’ll be able to hold still in yoga poses as well as quieten your mind. You’ll also strengthen your muscles and improve body control.

Some simple tips can help you balance in yoga poses.

Distribute weight evenly on your feet. This will help you plant your feet more securely on the floor. Additionally, spread your toes for a better contact with the floor.

Maintain proper body alignment. Standing poses: hips, knees and ankles in one line. Squatting poses: hips, shoulders and ears in one line. Straight-arm balances: hands strictly under shoulders. Bent arm balances: hands strictly under elbows and elbows close to sides.

Keep your eyes focused. Look at any stationary object and don’t bring your gaze away. Keeping balance with eyes closed or focused on something moving is much harder.

Engage your abs. Your abs play a crucial role in keeping yourself balanced during yoga. Strengthen your abs and you’ll find it easier to find the balance point within your body.

Don’t give up if you can’t master perfect balance at once. Try practicing next to a wall and gradually make your way away from it as you become more sure of your balance.