Balancing

About Balancing


Having a good sense of balance means more than being able to stand on one foot. While standing on one foot is impressive, true balance in yoga is physical, mental, and emotional stability. This series aims to achieve just that.

Balancing poses develop the functions of the cerebellum, the brain centre that controls how the body works in motion. As the cerebellum evolves, coordination increases and movement in the body becomes more efficient.

Additionally, this group of asanas stimulates our concentration, memory and circulation. They are helpful for relieving stress, lowering tension and reducing fatigue, and have a therapeutic effect upon the nervous system.

To practice balancing poses, full focus and one-pointedness is required. As soon as the mind drifts the balance waivers. When the mind is fixed, the body becomes steady and equilibrium prevails. This brings us into the present moment and connects body, mind and soul – the essence of yoga.

One-legged prayer pose – Eka pada pranamasana

Lord Krishna’s pose

Lord Shiva’s dance

Preparatory Lord Shiva’s pose – Saral Natarajasana

Lord Shiva’s pose – Natarajasana

One foot pose – Eka padasana

Crane pose

Raised hand to big toe – Utthia Hasta Padngusthasana

Raised Hand To Big Toe Variation

Spinal column pose

Plank

Side plank

Eagle pose