Monday, October 14, 2013


Balancing postures require a great deal of focus, strength, and stamina. They develop poise, agility, coordination, and concentration. They require you to draw into your core muscles and thus, your inner awareness. They are strengthening poses in which muscle tone is created and precise alignment is essential. Regular practice of the balancing postures helps you develop increased control over your body.

Being out of balance is a huge source of stress and tends to create problems. Finding your balance in a yoga pose lets you practice re-balancing the rest of your life. Balancing postures develop self-sufficiency and give you confidence.

Arm balances, where your arms support the weight of your body, develop strength. As your upper body grows stronger, neck and shoulder tension tends to get dissipated. Balance poses increase stamina and unite the mind and body, which are encouraged to work together to hold you in place.

"Yoga is the study of balance, and balance is the aim of all living creatures: it is our home." - Rolf Gates

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