7 Yoga Poses for Balance That You've Got to Try ...

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If you aren’t a fan of yoga poses for balance, then reconsider it!

The benefits of these poses far exceed added leg or arm strength, though they do have a nice ring to them.

Yoga Journal stresses that balance poses help realign our center of gravity, making our concentration more astute.

Check out my favorite yoga poses for balance!

1. Tree

Tree

One of the most commonly known, and practiced, yoga poses for balance is Tree pose.

By rooting one foot into the ground and softly resting the other foot above or below the knee-cap, you can feel the body grounding itself.

There are various hand extensions you can do in this pose, such as keeping them in prayer at the heart’s center, raising your prayer hands above your head, or extending your arms like tree limbs to the ceiling in an open V shape.2

I prefer doing the last of the three because it allows me to have a solid foundation but still feel the flow of energy from my toes to my fingers as they try to hold hands with the sky.

If you are a newbie to balance poses, I strongly suggest this one!

2. Eagle

Eagle

Eagle pose not only works on balance but also provides release.

First you begin by wrapping your right arm under your left and then again so that your palms are touching to the best of your ability.

Pull the elbows away from each other as you wrap your right leg in front of your left leg and either rest it on a block, hold it in the air, or tuck it behind your left leg as you squat.

Compressing the blood flow creates a strong feeling of openness when you finally unwind from this position, making sure to do it on the other side.

I use a block in this pose to help steady myself while still maintaining the benefits of the balance pose.

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