Balancing in side plank. Neil Keleher, Sensational Yoga Poses.

Yoga Poses for Balance, Stability and Responsiveness

Balance is one way to begin learning body awareness and control
by: Neil Keleher
Published: 2017 11 11

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 be responsive. Focus on feeling how your center relates to your foundation. The sooner you feel this relationship changing the sooner you can respond by making adjustments to counter that change.

This index includes pages related to balance poses and balance in general as well as pages on stability and responsiveness.

Balance, Stability and Responsiveness, TOC

Balance Basics

Practicing Balance

Balancing On One Foot

Balancing on one leg standing forward bend. Neil Keleher, Sensational Yoga Poses.

Single Leg Standing Forward Bend

Balances with Arm Support

Side plank arm supported balance pose. Neil Keleher, Sensational Yoga Poses.

Balancing in Side Plank

Arm Balances

Galavasana arm balance, also known as the flying pigeon arm balance Neil Keleher, Sensational Yoga Poses.

Galavasana

Basics Inversions

Plough pose. Neil Keleher, Sensational Yoga Poses.

Plough Pose

Headstand

Headstand with legs horizontal. Neil Keleher, Sensational Yoga Poses.

Lifting into headstand with knees straight

Handstand

L shaped handstand. Neil Keleher, Sensational Yoga Poses.

L shaped Handstand

Balance Poses
A-Z

A B C E F G H

I L M P S T W

A Balance Poses

B Balance Poses

C Balance Poses

How to get your feet off of the ground for Crow pose, an arm balancing yoga pose.  Neil Keleher, Sensational Yoga Poses.

Crow Pose

E Balance Poses

Eagle Yoga pose involves binding the arms and legs. Neil Keleher, Sensational Yoga Poses.

Eagle Yoga Pose

F Balance Poses

G Balance Poses

Galavasana arm balance, also known as the flying pigeon arm balance Neil Keleher, Sensational Yoga Poses.

Galavasana

H Balance Poses

Half moon is a balance pose with weight on one leg and the same side hand touching the floor.  Neil Keleher, Sensational Yoga Poses.

Half Moon Pose

I Balance Poses

Headstand with legs horizontal. Neil Keleher, Sensational Yoga Poses.

Inverted Yoga Poses

L Balance Poses

M Balance Poses

Mayurasana. Neil Keleher, Sensational Yoga Poses.

Mayurasana

P Balance Poses

Plough pose. Neil Keleher, Sensational Yoga Poses.

Plough Pose

S Balance Poses

Shoulderstand. Neil Keleher, Sensational Yoga Poses.

Shoulder Stand/Salamba Sarvangasana

T Balance Poses

Tree yoga pose. Neil Keleher, Sensational Yoga Poses.

Tree Pose

W Balance Poses

Warrior 3 yoga pose. Neil Keleher, Sensational Yoga Poses.

Warrior 3