Improve your balance with yoga.
There are three comments I am used to hearing when I say “I’m a yoga teacher.”
- I can’t touch my toes.
- I’m not good at balance.
- I’m afraid to fart in class!
The good news is touching your toes is not a prerequisite to yoga.
We are always working on Balance in yoga, and if you don’t use it you lose it!
AND when you are on zoom yoga you can fart as much as you want because I put you on mute!
According to an article in The New Scientist on balance we are all losing our balance, and it isn’t just an age related thing. It is affecting young people and children too. The problem is we just aren’t moving as much as we use to.
The good news is that our yoga practice helps. We look to strengthen our feet and lower legs in our practice, but this is only part of the picture. Yoga helps stimulate our vestibular system, which is directly connected to our balance, because we move our head and body in lots of different directions. Yoga also helps with another sense, our proprioception. Proprioception is how we understand our body’s relationship and position to the space and world around it. The vestibular system and proprioception are essential parts of the balance puzzle. And our yoga practice will definitely help with all of these things.
If you want to improve your balance, have a look at my class schedule and book on to a class today.