In classes this week we will be working on balance. Balance is about physical alignment, strength and attention and as a result, many different things, both physical and mental, affect our ability to balance on any given day. In yoga we are working on:
– improving the alignment of the body so that it works efficiently with gravity,
– gradually building our muscle and joint strength,
– bringing our mind into the present moment.
We can also use a steady gaze point and a calm breath to help to still the mind.
Whilst concentrating on the physical balance, our nervous impulses, thoughts and emotions are also brought into balance. Practising balances also gives us the opportunity to practice self-acceptance and being kind to ourselves, because it’s ok if we don’t manage it today….it’s the act of practising which is important.