Reblog: improve your balance

Being good at balancing translates into grace in movement on and off your yoga mat.

This week, I wrote a short article for YOGANONYMOUS about ways we can improve our balance. Looking to build strength in balancing and keep a strong sense of equanimity as you age? This is the article for you!

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Being able to stand firmly on one foot is important. For one thing, being good at balancing translates into a lot of grace in movement and stability on and off the yoga mat.

But it’s also important that we maintain confidence in balance as we age. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over a third of all senior adults fall every year. Regardless of your age, good balance for life starts now.

In addition to helping us achieve long-term health and stability, balancing poses are important because they offer challenge in a space of stillness. When we balance, we must be still and steady, letting the rhythm of the breath be the focus. Balancing creates a necessary meditative headspace, and it gives us a chance to practice staying in discomfort for just a little bit longer than we really want to—a helpful lesson that we take with us off the mat. Read more…

 

Author: Alexandra

Yoga teacher. Mom. Aging athlete. Writing & lit instructor. Wife. Happy. www.alexandradesiato.com

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