Standing Balance Yoga Pose
Most of my private yoga students are 50 and over and very interested in staying mobile for life. Balance plays a big part in staying both mobile and healthy. In fact, research confirms ability to balance on one foot for at least 20 seconds is an important indicator of brain health.
With these benefits in mind, our posture focus this week is on balance and adapting Tadasana for that purpose.
This adaptation of Tadasana is particularly good for strengthening your feet and lower legs. It also has the following benefits, which are found in all balance postures:
- Improves posture
- Develops mental stamina
- Improves focus and attention
- Increases self confidence
This posture tends to be more energizing and stimulating so it would be good to do in the morning or when you need a little pick-me-up.
This posture can be used at the beginning of your practice as a way to focus your attention. Because side bending is involved, please warm up your back with some forward bending first. It’s never a good idea to start a practice with side bending or twisting.
If you start your practice on the floor, this posture can be used when you transition to your standing postures from the floor.
In both examples, follow Tadasana with forward bends to stretch your back.
Enjoy and Breathe Easy
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