In our advanced class this week John asked us to close our eyes whilst doing some of the standing balancing poses. From what I could tell, because I had my eyes closed:), it was vastly harder than with the eyes open, which was very interesting to observe. The following is a short excerpt of an article about balancing poses.

‘When we balance, we align our body’s center of gravity with the earth’s gravitational field. Quite literally, we place ourselves in physical equilibrium with a fundamental force of nature. But we can’t achieve this harmony by remaining absolutely still. Instead, we must refresh our balance moment after moment. The sustained effort to center and re-center, when successful, brings not only our flesh and bones into balance but also our nerve impulses, thoughts, emotions, and very consciousness. Hence, we feel calm. Equilibrium brings equanimity.’

Read the rest of the article onĀ www.yogajournal.com/