Balancing positions are the ones most affected by the emotions.
If we don’t balance in our mind, it is very difficult to balance in these positions. Balancing poses, especially the standing ones, help to bring calmness, clearness and balance to the mind and body. They help releasing some stress, as we need to concentrate and focus intensively.
The balancing standing poses strengthen body and mind, as we can develop confidence and engage muscles and joints.
The upper body position nicely stretches out the arms and shoulders, and release upper back tension. The lower body position strengthens the thigh muscles, ankles and knees.
Try to keep your balance and stay long in this position. Keep breathing deeply through the nose, keeping the mouth closed. You can even try to close your eyes.
Stand in Tadasana, feet parallel, hip-width apart
Place your weight onto the left leg, bend the knees slightly. Lift off the right knee and bring it above the left one, and hook the right foot behind your left calf. muscle Rights toes are pointing toward the floor.
Bring both arms straight forward. Bend the elbows and bring the right arm underneath the left one. Join your hands, press your palms towards each other.
Lift your arms up at shoulder height, forearms perpendicular to the floor, look forward and stay for 5 breaths.
Unwind legs and arms, and repeat on the other side!