“In whatever position one is in, or in whatever condition in life one is placed,
one must find balance. Balance is the state of the present – the here and now.
If you balance in the present, you are living in Eternity.”
. ~ B.K.S. Iyengar
The word “balance” has a broad array of uses. The Merriam-Webster dictionary has nine different definitions alone, and it’s included in many more terms, phrases and metaphors.
On a personal level however, we can narrow balance down to just a few different kinds we need to function well in our daily lives. They include:
- the homeostatic balance required to keep our inner physiological processes running smoothly
- the static balance our body uses just to stay upright
- the dynamic balance required so we don’t fall as we walk and move
- the mental and emotional balance crucial to our well-being and happiness
- mindful equanimity
The following set of articles will discuss how we can use yoga to improve these personal balance needs:
- Strength & flexibility needed for balance
- Center of gravity
- The three inner balance sensors
- Static vs. dynamic balance
- Feet & ankles for balance
- Brain gains from balance
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