Balance is not something we think much about in our daily lives, but as we age, it becomes incredibly important to have good balance to prevent falls and injuries. A strong sense of balance encourages stillness in yoga poses, as well as stillness in your mind. Improve your balance and you’ll also strengthen your muscles and improve flexibility and muscular control, as well as body awareness. Today in ‘Yoga and You’ we will see 3 simple asanas which will help to increase your balance.
The Natarajasana or the Lord of the Dance Pose has been inspired by the Hindu god Shiva. Shiva, also known as Nataraj, is also considered the lord of dance. He dances an energetic dance. The natarajasana pose needs to be done gracefully, almost like a dance, in order to derive maximum benefit from it.This pose helps to improve the balance of the body, concentration. Strengthens the muscles of hip, thighs and chest.
Vrikshasana or tree pose is a wonderful pose that teaches balance while toning the muscles of the legs. This elegant pose is not as easy as it looks, but over time it builds tremendous inner and outer strength and a great feeling of accomplishment as you learn to balance on one leg. In ‘Yoga and You’ we will see how to do Vriksasana (Tree Pose).
The Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon Pose) is a Standing Pose that targets the legs, buttocks, and hips, and improves balance and strength. Yoga expert Keerthana from Rutland gate studio shows us how to do Ardha Chandrasan (Half Moon Pose).