Do you ever feel off balance (or out of harmony) during a balancing pose in class? Don’t worry, we do sometimes, too! Here are our two biggest tips for those sometimes tricky balancing poses:
Find a focal point in front of you and softy focus your gaze on that point. This is often referred to as “drishti.” When picking a focal point, find something that isn’t moving. It can be as big or small as you like. For example, in the picture above, I am focusing on the horizon, specifically the line where the ocean meet the sky. My gaze is not moving around, but is steady straight ahead.
Move off your mat. Sometimes our mats can give us too much cushion when it comes to standing poses. Your foot can’t properly ground down and it can make you lose balance. If this is the case, don’t rush out to buy a new mat, just step off to the side for those poses!
Give these a try the next time you’re working on a balancing pose and let us know how they work for you! Don’t forget, our balance can vary day-to-day, don’t be too hard on yourself!