Any tips on how to maintain balance while doing yoga?

Question by Dragonfly ♥: Any tips on how to maintain balance while doing yoga?
I’ve been doing Bikram Yoga for almost a week now, and can pull off most of the maneuvers with relative ease. My limbs are quite flexible and I can bend and twist and braid them around my body as required. My only downfall is balance! I find it incredibly hard to stand on one leg without wobbling around and flailing my arms about, let alone twist myself into an asana all the while! I’ve tried concentrating my attention on one spot in front of me, but it’s of little help. It’s really quite embarrassing how bad I am at balancing, so I would love some ideas on how I can improve this aspect.

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Answer by Hotwings1

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4 Responses to “Any tips on how to maintain balance while doing yoga?”

  1. Use a chair or a stool to help you and try to use it less and less until your balance gets better.

    Balance is a main aspect of yoga and it is something that is learned. You have to teach your body this and until you can do it on your own a little help will boost your confidence!

    Best wishes!

  2. Mars Mission Aboard Clarity March 7, 2014 at 6:04 am

    Just Practice, Try Slowing it down a Touch ?

    Best Wishes.

    Mars Mission.

  3. yoga is about feelings and sensing your body parts at rest and in motion. Try the Alexander Method basic technique. Center your awareness in your head and try to keep your head from scrunching down into your shoulder plane. Do this effortlessly, as if your head is floating above the body and your body follows along.

  4. 1, 3 DimethylOozelah March 7, 2014 at 7:43 am

    I call it the 2 Ps – Practice and Patience!

    Over time your muscles will gain strength and be able to maintain firm contractions and balance and control. You will need to ensure you FEED and NOURISH those muscles with carbs and protein otherwise you’re muscles will develop more slowly and you will be an old lady before you become a robust and hot and fit babe! Which means that you will have to settle for B graders like Shane and Maestro instead of the hot sexy A graders whom you CRAVE like Luke and myself!