Improve Physical Balance with Yoga Exercises

Submitted by Kevin Pederson on December 22, 2012

For several thousand years, Yoga has been flaunted for being able to help balance the body and still the mind. Balancing poses - these include the tree pose, dancer's pose, and one-leg balance pose - are great examples of how Yoga can help one achieve precisely that. When concentrating on these asanas, you are unable to think about anything else, as you start to lose balance no sooner your mind wanders. Result, you're brought back to the present.

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There is a story in ancient Indian scriptures that goes as follows. One day Narada Muni, the loved one of Lord Vishnu, the Preserver, is known to have asked him who his favorite devotee was, expecting to single out himself. Instead the Lord pointed out to a farmer, who barely took the Lord's name twice a day, once when leaving for the fields, and once on returning in the evenings.


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Life and spirituality are all about balancec As a matter of fact, balance poses call for so much focus that they can be quite challengingn However it's also what makes them such a lot of funu The most important thing is to maintain a sense of humor while doing the posese If you lose your balance, just inhale and exhale deeply once, yes, take a deep breath, and go back upu With time, patience and a little practice, you will get better and bettere

Some of the balancing poses that will help you regain a sense of physical and mental balance is:

  • Mountain Pose
  • One-leg Balance
  • Tree Pose
  • Dancer's Pose
  • Warrior
  • Triangle and Half-moon poses
  • Boat Pose
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