So, how has it been going? Have you been working Step 1: feet, Step 2: thighs, and Step 3: core? If you’ve been putting in the time you may already notice a difference in your balance. You’ve also proven that you’re willing to commit to a process. Building balance requires a consistent effort, and a belief that your balance will improve. Which brings us to step 4: the brain.
Our thoughts are powerful…..what we think usually becomes our truth. So, if you keep thinking you can’t balance I almost guarantee that you won’t. On the other hand if you believe balance comes easily….than eventually it will. Why are the most simple concepts so hard to accept? The next time you practice balance repeat to yourself; “I have great balance and it gets better each time I practice.”
One final tip for balance…..find your Drishti. This is the yoga term for gazing point. Find something at eye-level, or even slightly above the eyes. Look at the item and then slowly begin to let you focus drift past the item…..almost as if you where in a trance. Soften the breath and face….. quite the brain. Try to hold your balancing pose; such as Tree Pose for 1-3 full rounds of breath before coming out of the pose. Exit the pose as mindful as you entered the pose. This will help to cultivate a catalog of balance that will be easier, and easier to call upon when needed.
During the month of November I will share some poses that will let you put your efforts into action. Keep working, keep believing, and it will all come together for you.