Balancing Heel Lifts

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.

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. 

 

 

 

Free Online Yoga in 60 Seconds

 

Yoga doesn’t have to be complicated!  You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how simple these practices are & easy to slot into your everyday routine in just 60 seconds a day.  I created these free online yoga videos as a resource that you can come back to whenever you need a bit of inspiration. I hope you enjoy practicing them just as much as I enjoy making them! ~ Charley Hickey C-IAYT, Yoga Therapist & Owner Charleyoga

Please Read - Safety Tips For Viewers

Please Note: Most of our class videos are recorded for our students who have already practiced with us in person.  If you are new to things or injured and not sure if this is right for you then we suggest attending some yoga classes with a qualified teacher to ensure safety during your practice.  We advise that you consult with a health professional (e.g GP) first before starting a yoga practice.

Guided meditation can be a great tool to help alleviate stress & anxiety. However, meditation is not a substitute for professional healthcare.  If you feel you are not coping, then please seek professional help by speaking to your GP.  Mental Health Australia provides further information and resources that you might find helpful https://mhaustralia.org/need-help