To BALANCE is to keep a steady position so that you do not waiver or fall. To remain strong and centered, neither trying to capture the future or to remain stuck in the past. Not leaning to far left or too far right. Finding your balance...physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually. Learning to strike a balance between giving and receiving, being quiet and active, work and play, involved and separate.
Experiencing the Yin and Yang of life.
City of Rocks, Faywood, NM
"As I move through my day,
I balance my body, mind and spirit."
Yoga Pose: Mountain Pose Tadasana
Many people might think of a balance pose as standing on one leg. But in Tadasana, when done purposefully, one balances between forward and back, left and right, top and bottom.
Foundation. Start with your feet about hip width apart. Feet parallel with the edges of your mat. Set your intention.
Stance. Take a moment to shift your weight forward to the balls of your feet. Then shift back to emphasize the heels. Then find your center. Now shift your weight right, then left, once again coming back to center so that your weight is distributed equally between your heels and toes and the outer and inner edges of your feet.
Lengthen your legs, yet keep a softness in the knees.
Torso. Keep your torso and upper body upright in the center with your spine elongated and your pelvis in neutral. If your pelvis was a bowl of water, no water will spill out the front or the back as you square your hips.
Arms. Lift and expand your arms to shoulder height. then actively draw your hands together in Anjali Mudra (prayer) position.
Gaze. Soften your jaw and eyes. Gaze forward.