Hello Spring!

Finally, the spring equinox is here!

This is the perfect time to cultivate balance in your life and yoga practice. Here are five balance yoga poses to get you started on the right foot.

Tree pose (Vrksasana)tree-_pose-vrksasana-yoga

Benefits of this pose are:

Strengthens thighs, calves, ankles, and spine
Stretches the groins and inner thighs, chest and shoulders
Improves sense of balance
Relieves sciatica and reduces flat feet

Warrior-III-538x218Warrior III (Virabhadrasana III)

Benefits of this pose are:

Strengthens the ankles and legs
Strengthens the shoulders and muscles of the back
Tones the abdomen
Improves balance and posture

Dancer (Natarajasana) yoga-pose-dancer-pose-3406-1

Benefits of this pose are:

Stretches the shoulders and chest
Stretches the thighs, groins, and abdomen
Strengthens the legs and ankles
Improves balance

 

 

Half Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrasana)14413671584_rasslablyaushchaya_ioga_prostye_uprazhneniya_iogi

Benefits of this pose are:

Strengthens the abdomen, ankles, thighs, buttocks, and spine
Stretches the groins, hamstrings and calves, shoulders, chest, and spine
Improves coordination and sense of balance
Helps relieve stress
Improves digestion

Eagle (Garudasana)medium_photo_550f4282c861020150322190nd

Benefits of this pose are:

Strengthens and stretches the ankles and calves
Stretches the thighs, hips, shoulders, and upper back
Improves concentration
Improves sense of balance

 

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