Improve your balance

Improve your balance with yoga.

There are three comments I am used to hearing when I say “I’m a yoga teacher.”

  1. I can’t touch my toes.
  2. I’m not good at balance.
  3. 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.

Published by kellyannyoga

Yoga to me is a practice that allows you to feel as though you have had a workout and a massage at the same time. It both strengthens and sooths the body. On a deeper level it is a practice that allows you to get to know yourself and your body intimately. It is a time you give yourself to nourish your body and mind. I have been practicing and studying yoga for seven years. It brings me great satisfaction to share my practice and knowledge with others, so they too can benefit from Yoga as I have. Through Yoga you can become stronger, more flexible, and balanced in body and mind. As a student with YogaCampus I am deepening my knowledge and understanding of Yoga and all it encompasses. Yoga has much to offer and is most beneficial when it is tailored to your specific needs. As a runner I use Yoga to bring balance back to my body and stretch into tight areas. As a mother I used Yoga throughout my pregnancy to be more comfortable and allow me to have a natural birth without pain relief. I used Yoga post-natal to bring strength back to my body as well as heal aches and pains from carrying a baby. As a partner and friend I use yoga to be more patient, compassionate and understanding to those around me. I look forward to working with you to discover how Yoga can benefit your life.

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