Mind your mid-line. Balance brings with it the illusion of steadiness. The constant energy of extension in both directions, brings awareness to the mid-line of your body. When balancing, the key is core strength. Consider the core of an apple that runs through the middle of the fruit. Your core is actually the mid-line that runs through the entire center of your body. When you are balancing, notice the differences on each side, and where is your center. For the last blog of yoga month, I have chosen to highlight the balance postures from the Bikram series of poses here:
1. Bikram Chair Pose is extra challenging, for it requires the yogi(ni) to elevate onto the toes, lowering the hips, while maintaining a straight spine. The key is squeezing the knees together at the midline.