Yoga In 60 Seconds ~ Balancing Heel Lifts
Yoga For Balance
How’s your balance? Don’t worry if it’s not so great, we are here to help you get better! Yoga for balance is something you need to keep working at to improve. The more you wobble, the more your body & brain learn to get better at balancing. This puts you at reduced risk for falls which is a good thing at any age.
No fancy equipment is needed for this one, just somewhere to stand. This can be done with or without shoes, whatever is most convenient in the moment.
Stand naturally with your feet a hip-width apart and subtly shift your weight towards the toes, then the heels. Repeat a few times to activate the deep core muscles – they ARE there! You might not initially have a conscious awareness that they are doing anything but I promise they are.
Then start to move up onto the tippy toes if you can, lifting the heels and raising the arms.
Do at least 12 x rounds of breath which will take around 60 seconds. Go for longer if time permits but remember that a little is always better than none.
This can be practiced subtly without the arms if you are standing in a queue in public. Secret yoga! You know I love to take advantage of those little windows of practice opportunities. Using yoga for balance is a fantastic way to improve the brain/body connection and keep you strong on your feet. Try it once a day this week and see if you improve over time.
For a practice that complements this one, try our foot stretches and releases video next.
Let me know if you like it and be sure to follow along on our socials to get more yoga tips and tricks to keep you on your feet. I love to hear how you are going with it all and if you find it useful so please feel free to get in touch to let me know.