Balance is one way to begin learning body awareness and control.
Ideas for turning balance into a general skill along with two simple exercises for learning how to balance.
Eka Pada Bakasana
the transition from Marichyasana A
One way to stay balanced is to create stability, particularly between your point of contact with the earth and your center of gravity.
The more stable you are, the less you move, and so the easier it is to keep your center of gravity over your foundation.
Another way to stay balanced is to focus on feeling how your center relates to your foundation.
The sooner you feel this relationship changing the sooner you can make adjustments to counter that change.
Part of Learning How to Balance is then learning how to move your center of gravity.
The alphabetical index below includes pages related to balance poses and balance in general, stability and responsiveness.
As a yoga teacher, I'm constantly exploring new exercises, new ways of doing yoga poses.
There is no single "right way" of doing a yoga pose. Instead, there are options. And the better you are at "feeling" your body, the better you can get at choosing the right option for your body as it is now.
For any technique, the point of practice is to learn feel it and to control it, so that it can be used without thinking about how to use it.
And that is more or less the approach taken in all of my ebooks and videos. They help you to feel your body and control it so that you can work towards using it effectively in anything that you do.