Balance poses are maintained by our core. Practicing balance poses strengthens our core. A strong core helps us maintain a healthy back and a strong center.
Balance Poses may be practiced by themselves so that we may focus on proper alignment, dynamic tension and core engagement. As with all yoga poses, they are traditionally a part of a complete yoga practice.
In Airplane, we balance with our arms and legs behind us . . . like we are an airplane flying! We keep our core and glutes engaged, our chest shining upward and our fingertips reaching backward. . . . READ MORE
In Warrior III, we engage our core, our drishta (our gaze) and our dynamic tension to balance with one leg behind us and both arms extended forward. Warrior III takes practice and focus. As we practice, we become more comfortable extending into the full expression. . . . READ MORE
Balancing Table Top is a balancing pose on the floor on our hands and knees. We begin raising one leg, then one arm, and finally extending one opposite arm and leg at the same time. Balancing Table Top strengthens our core, our shoulders, and provides balance practice.. . . . READ MORE