Being able to maintain balance requires focus,
strength, and ease. There are several types of
balance: physical, mental/emotional, and
spiritual. Yoga brings both the mind, body,
and spirit back into balance, creating an overall
sense of wellbeing.
How do we begin? We start by noticing the
breath. Begin to lengthen and deepen inhale
and exhale. The mind begins to slow down with
attention turned inward to the breath. Holding
your breath or uneven breathing makes balancing,
movement, and ease difficult.
Good posture and strength is important for
maintaining balance. Lengthen the spine,
and the neck, with a slight chin tuck.
Maintain a balanced breath. Find a focal
point. Practicing balance postures trains the
mind and body to balance almost automatically.
This helps prevent falls and injury. It leads to
a sense of ease in stressful situations.
The breath helps link body, mind, and spirit.
Not only do our lives move faster today, but
they lack the flow of simpler times. Rushing
and distractions create imbalance. Slow it down.
balance in your life. Or set aside the time and
space for a regular home practice. Enjoy the
benefits of a balanced mind, body, and spirit!