and not by strength.
When you keep the balance by strength,
it is a physical action;
when you keep it by the intelligence of the body,
it is relaxation in action
– B.K.S. Iyengar
One of the many beautiful benefits with balancing poses is that we practice outer balance and inner silence. It´s like being in two places at one; in the epicenter of an earthquake and on a glassy ocean.
The balancing poses keeps our senses alert while we connect with our bodies seeking our solutions in stability and stillness.
We cultivate a lightness, power and a sense of connection to the earth.
It is all about bringing us into the present moment connecting our body, mind and soul.
-stimulate our concentration, memory and circulation
-develop muscle tone
-has a therapeutic effect upon the nervous system