Balancing Yoga Poses

There are a series of balancing yoga poses available for improving the body posture and enhancing your health. There are so many different kinds of yoga postures that help to improve the shape of the body and health. These include the sit or easy position, which is known as Sukhasana. Here the starting position helps focus awareness on breathing and the body. This also helps strengthen lower back and open the groin and hips and is a good balancing posture. For this you need to sit cross-legged with hands on knees and the focus should be on your breath.

You need to keep your spine straight and push the sit bones down into the floor. This posture should be maintained allowing the knees to gently lower because if the knees rise above your hips it can lead to pain. You can use a cushion or block for getting this support. This would help support your back and hips and you should take about 5-10 slow, deep breaths for maximum impact. Next you should inhale and raise your arms over your head and exhale as you bring them done slowly. The posture should be done at least 5-7 times.

The other balancing posture here is the dog and cat posture which increases flexibility of spine. Actually this is two poses where one flows into the other and the posture starts on your hands and knees. Here you should keep the hands just in front of your shoulders. The legs should be about hip width apart and you should inhale till the tailbone and pelvis go up. Allow the spine to curve downward and drop the stomach and lift your head up. You should stretch gently as you do this posture and exhale.

Then you should move into cat by reversing the spinal bend and tilt the pelvis down. You should draw up the spine and pull the chest and stomach in and repeat this posture several times. This posture should flow smoothly from dog into cat, and cat back into dog.

The other balancing posture here is the mountain or Tadasana, which has been known to improve your posture and balance and create self-awareness. However, this is a deceptive pose that appears so simple people think that there is actually no need to do the same. Here you need to stand with feet together and the hands should be at your sides, with the eyes looking forward.

Then raise your toes and fan them open and place them back down on the floor. Here the outer side of the foot, toes and ball of the foot should come in contact with the floor. Then you should tilt your pubic bone slightly forward and raise the chest up and out. You should raise the head up and lengthen the neck by lifting the base of your skull and stretch it towards the ceiling.

Balance the movement by stretching your index fingers and push them into the floor with the feet first, and then the calves and the thighs and then hold the posture and breath.