Friday, October 1, 2010

Benefit of Balancing poses

You must hold the balance by the intelligence of the body
by instinct or the sense of equilibrium
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.

Except from improving our balance these poses also:

-stimulate our concentration, memory and circulation

-develop muscle tone

-increase coordination

-has a therapeutic effect upon the nervous system

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