Start at the Base
Always build the pose from the ground up. Start by aligning the feet, then the legs, upper body, and arms.
Fix Your Gaze
Keep your gaze fixed on a point that is not too far ahead and that doesn’t move.
Take Your Time
Move slowly and consciously into your yoga balance poses as abrupt and sudden movements may shake you out of balance and let you wobble and fall. It’s much easier if you come into a balancing pose with patience and awareness.
Practice near a wall or a chair. This way, you can place your hands on the wall or the chair. You can even practice balancing poses with your back against a wall.
Focus on Your Breath
A calm and steady breath can help you a lot to stay stable and still. The better you’re able to focus on your breath, the easier it will get to balance in these yoga poses.
Don’t Be Afraid
Try not to be afraid to fall down. Rather adopt a playful attitude and don’t take yourself too seriously. Enjoy the process of learning. Instead of being frustrated every time you fall out of a balancing pose in your yoga practice, laugh and try again.
Be Aware of Your Center Line
In yoga balance poses, it’s particularly important to bring your awareness to the center line of the body. This is the vertical line from the center of the head through the neck and torso.
Keep Feet Hip-Width Apart
If you have difficulties balancing with your feet together, place your feet hip-distance apart or even wider. You can gradually step your feet closer together as you gain more balance in these poses.
If you don’t manage a new balancing pose in yoga at the first attempt, don’t worry. Remember that everyone has to start somewhere. And you won’t achieve anything without regular practice – as it’s often the case in yoga, and in life.
It’s just yoga after all. You don’t have to prove anything to anyone. It’s your practice and your journey. So, keep your mind relaxed, enjoy your yoga practice, and your journey to balancing in yoga poses.