I put this playlist together to as a supplement to a bunch of my other guides where I recommend people try bodyweight balance training before moving on to more advanced products like balance boards but recently updated it so it can you can also use it as a stand-alone guide to getting started in balance training.
Doing static holds with yoga balancing poses is a great way for beginners to get into balance training because it is free and much safer than using products like balance boards or slacklines.
The first step in balance training is just trying to become aware of that off balanced feeling.
Once you start to get conscious of that feeling and continue to balance train, you will start to become more comfortable with it.
As you become more comfortable with that feeling, you can start to teach yourself how to correct yourself from being off balanced.
As you progress with your balance training, you will no longer panic when off balance you will start to automatically correct yourself when off balanced.
Doing is static balance holds is the simplest way to get started developing your awareness and comfort with that off balanced feeling as well as teaching yourself how to correct your posture to stay balanced.
Tips or improving your balance with static holds.
Try focusing on just one area that is directly in front of you, avoid looking at your feel because your body will follow your head and will throw you off balance.
Do these poses without wearing shoes or socks because they will dampen the sensations that your feet give you telling you when you are off balanced.
Mess around with the positions of your arms to help you maintain your balance. Try to learn what arm positions you feel the most secure in and how just adjusting your arm position when you feel off balanced can restore your balance.
Try to avoid to completely locking out your knees and hips. It is much easier to react to being off balanced when you have your knees and hips slightly bent.
Your hips play a fundamental role in balance, experiment with dropping your hips back like when squatting when you feel off balanced.
Putting together a balanced training program
Pick 3 to 5 movements to from the videos below and learn how to do them.
Spend 10-20 minutes per day working on those poses. Balance training is a slow process you will see better results if you practice consistently.
Once you can hold a pose for 2 minutes on each leg or both sides, find a slightly more challenging pose to start to work.
Continue to repeat this process to until you have gone through all the videos.
Note that some of the more advanced balancing poses can require a high level of flexibility, you can skip these poses if you have no interest in developing that level of flexibility.
You can also increase how challenging some of these pose are by using balance pads,cushions or boards.
About the videos below
I am trying to compile an instructional video playlist of every single standing balance yoga pose and exercise. I think i did a prettygood job finding most of the yoga poses but if i left any out please let me know in the comment section at the end of this post, i will continue to update this playlist until i have gotten them all.
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Also I have kind of, sort of, but not really, listed these yoga pose from easiest to hardest to be performed.
Mountain Pose a.k.a Tadasana
Standing Crescent Pose a.k.a. Indudalasana
Chair Pose a.k.a. Utkatasana
Triangle Pose a.k.a. Utthita Trikonasana
Gate Pose a.k.a. Parighasana
Low Lung Pose
High Lunge Pose
High Lunge Twist
Runners Lunge Pose
Goddess Pose a.k.a. Utkata Konasana
Big Toe Pose
Extended Side Angle Pose
Half Moon Pose
Revolved Half Moon Pose - Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana
Sugarcane Pose a.k.a. Ardha Chandra Chapasana
Eagle Pose: Garudasana
Lord of the Dance Pose a.k.a Natarajasana
Warrior 1 pose
Warrior 2 pose
Warrior 3 Pose
Reverse Warrior Pose
Hand to Big Toe Pose
Revolved Hand to Big Toe Pose
Extended Hand to Big Toe Psoe
Bird of Paradise - Svarga Dvijasana
Preparation for Birds of Paradise Pose
Standing Split Pose
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Pilates Standing Balance Exercises.
Pilates Posture and Breathing
Wall Round Over
Standing Deep Abdominal
Lateral Spine Stretch
Standing Leg Lift
Ply Squat and Releve
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