3 Yoga Poses for Balance and Strength

Yoga Poses for Balance And Strength

3 Yoga Poses for Balance and Strength

When we talk about balancing yoga poses, one of the main factors is the control of breath. Our mind is constantly jumping around from one topic to another, like a monkey. And when the mind is out of control, the body won’t be able to balance or get some stability. So whenever you practice any yoga asana, ensure that you are in sync with your breath. For the balancing yoga poses, you need to have a steady breath and keep your gaze fixed at one single point.

Here are some yoga poses for balance and strength of not only the body but also of the mind:

  1. Pawanmukhtasana Hansaji Yogendras standing variation

Pavanmuktasana

Pavanmuktasana

This asana gives a deep internal pressure massage to the organs in the abdominal cavity but also releases toxins from the body. This simple variation helps to bring about an overall sense of equilibrium in the body and mind.

For this asana:

  • Stand with feet together and hands by the side of the body.
  • Lift your right leg, bending it at the knee and with both your hands press the knee on your abdomen.
  • Hold the position for a few seconds and bring your leg down. Repeat with the other leg.

 

  1. Ekpadasana

Ekpadasana

Ekpadasana

For steadiness and balance in this asana, neuromuscular coordination and concentration of mind is required. This will not only improve your body balance but also strengthen your leg muscles.

For this asana:

  • Stand with your feet together and hands by the side of the body.
  • Using your hands, lift and place the right leg laterally on the left thigh, as high as you can.
  • Once the balance is achieved, join both the hands in namaskar and maintain the pose for a few seconds.
  • Gently release the pose and repeat with the other leg.

 

  1. Garudasana

Garudasana

Garudasana

This balancing pose is commonly known as the Eagle pose. This asana is important to maintain flexibility and alertness, both of the mind and body. As the name suggests, this asana gives us flexibility, strength, and agility of the body, along with, one-pointedness and sharpness of the mind.

For this asana:

  • Stand with feet together and hands by the side of the body.
  • Gently, wrap your left leg around the right leg, from the front to back.
  • Once the balance is achieved, wrap the left arm around the right arm, at the shoulder level, in front of the face. Join the palms together.
  • Hold this position for 6-8 seconds and gently release the pose.
  • Practice the same thing on the other hand and leg as well.

 

Keep practicing these asanas regularly for firmly establishing some balance in your life, and strength in your body! There are many yoga poses for balance and strength, but these are the best ones that you must incorporate daily in your lives.

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