Improve You Balance in Standing Postures

Improve Balance In Standing Poses

Focal Points of the Feet 

BALANCE

You Might Be Missing These 3 Key Components in the Feet

Standing balance postures can sometimes be a source of frustration in our physical yoga practice. We all have moments like this on the mat and awareness of the difference between each side of the body often develops into a narrative that we have a “good side” and a “bad side”. Being aware of these differences, however, actually creates opportunity. Awareness deepens our understanding of where we need to focus our attention, so that we can develop and transform the experience we have in our bodies and shift the narrative. Over time and with consistent practice, we build strength and eventually, better balance.

When it comes to the biomechanics of any posture, the magic lies in the most subtle movements. In my experience, there are three key components for building confidence and ease in standing balance postures. In this tutorial video, we will look at how these components apply to Ardha Chandrasana set up.

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    Doing The Groundwork

    Doing the groundwork means exactly that. The foundation of our postures is built from the ground up. Once we understand this, we can slowly build upon this foundation. When it comes to finding steadiness in our standing balance postures, we must look at what’s happening with our feet. The position of our feet, strength of the ankles, and recruitment of the buttock muscles translates to stability in the hips. But how can we do this, and what does it look like? 

    LET’S SET IT UP

    With your shin bone vertical to your ankle, lift all your toes up and away from your mat; this will help to activate and strengthen your tibialis anterior (the muscles in front of your shin bone). While doing this, be mindful not to send unequal weight into either side of your foot. Send equal weight into the earth. This is the first step in creating awareness and an imprint of this action into your body.

    3 Key Components You Might Be Missing

    1.  Pressing down through the big toe (and big toe mound) creates eversion of the foot.  This builds sensation in the fibularis group of muscles (muscles in the outer shin). 
    2. Pressing down through the pinky toe (and pinky toe mound) creates inversion of the foot, which helps to create a “fanning” of the three middle toes.  Lifting these three toes help to activate the tibialis anterior. When these actions are put into place, we will find the tibialis posterior muscles also activate (muscles inside of the shin).
    3. Pushing down through the heel recruits the calf and buttock muscles. 

    All of these actions together create maximum support around all four sides of the ankle joint, unlocking our ability to transform our balance experience.

    These are the foundations we can build upon.  It’s also important to understand that we come to our physical yoga practice with an awareness that not all pieces of the puzzle always fall into place right away.  Visualizing the process is a powerful first step that helps to build a neurological pathway.  Then we take action and we can even help ourselves by applying our own assists.  We can get curious about parts of the body not responding to the signal from the brain quite yet. It doesn’t mean that it will never happen, it just means that it may require more patience, consistency, and time.

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    How do we put this into practice with standing balance postures? We lift the three middle toes up with one hand, while pressing  the big and pinky toes down.  We visualize the middle toes remaining lifted off the mat, even if they’re not quite ready to do that on their own. You can practice this part of the process alone and slowly build it into other postures like Anjaneyasan or Vira Virabhadrasana II before exploring postures like Digasana or Ardha Chandrasana.

    If you want to dive deeper and you’re ready to transform the way you feel in your balance postures, you can sign up for Matt’s BALANCE Hands & Feet – July 2021 Immersion by clicking here https://www.theyogimatt.com/shop/july-2021/

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    Written & Edited By Trish Curling

     

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    Crow Pose tutorial for shoulder and core strength

    Crow Pose Tutorial

    UPGRADE YOUR CROW POSE 

    SHOULDER ACTIONS FOR OPTIMIZING STRENGTH

    FULL WHEEL

    CROW POSE TUTORIAL: FIND FULLNESS TO FIND STABILITY

    Finding fullness in our yoga practice usually starts with our connection to breath.  It’s not uncommon to take our time at the beginning of class to ground ourselves in the breath first.  Finding fullness means creating space and expansion in the body and mind.  In this tutorial, we find this fullness first in the breath and then in action in the shoulders, more specifically with the shoulder blades (scapula), called protraction, while setting up for Bakasana (Crow Pose).  

    It’s through movement of the scapula that we begin to understand what is available to us, not only in Bakasana, but in so many other yoga postures, including more advanced arm balances and more importantly, in everyday functional movement.

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    THE ANATOMY OF CROW POSE

    The scapula is a sturdy bone that is flat in shape. “Flat bones provide protection and a place for broad muscles to attach”. (Long, Raymond A. MD, FRSC, The Key Muscles of Yoga, Bandha Yoga Publications LLC, 2006, pg. 11)

    This is where we find our rotator cuff muscles (subscapularis, supraspinatus, infraspinatus, and teres minor).  The rotator cuff muscles are responsible for stabilizing the head of the humerus (upper arm bone) within the shoulder (glenohumeral joint).

    The shoulder, like the hip, is a ball and socket joint allowing for a great deal of range of motion. It allows for an even greater range of motion than the hip because of the upper arm bone’s shallow placement in the shoulder joint. This extra range of motion comes with a price because it leaves our shoulders vulnerable with limited stability.  That doesn’t mean game over.  With awareness to this area and activation of the stability within other parts of the body, we can create a more balanced relationship between mobility and stability in the shoulder.

    The scapula, on the other hand, is stabilized by the muscles of the serratus anterior and the rhomboids.

    There are four main movements of the scapula:

    1. Retraction –  through the actions of trapezius, rhomboids, and latissimus dorsi muscles.
    2. Protraction – through the actions of serratus anterior, pectoralis major, and pectoralis minor muscles.
    3. Elevation – through the trapezius, levator scapulae, and rhomboid muscles. 
    4. Depression – through the force of gravity and actions of latissimus dorsi, serratus anterior, pectoralis major and minor, and trapezius muscles. 

    Cowan PT, Mudreac A, Varacallo M. Anatomy, Back, Scapula. [Updated 2021 Aug 11]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2021 Jan-. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK531475/

    (There are other movements of the scapula, but in this tutorial we focus on protraction.)

    CROW POSE ACTIONS

    While Matt sets up Bakasana, we see how important it is to find this fullness when we go into protraction of the scapula. This fullness extends beyond the shoulders, all the way into the arms and even into the fingers. Here, our breath body meets the actions of our physical body through the fullness and expansion at the back and into our fingers, strengthening not only the posture, but the serratus anterior muscles and the shoulder girdle.

    With increased stability and strength, we actually find a lightness that Matt talks about and demonstrates so that we can find the elevation required to sustain Crow Pose.

    If you are yearning to broaden your understanding of the mechanics of the shoulder, you won’t want to miss out on Shoulder Revelation! Here, you’ll find 12 all levels, technique-based yoga practices to develop great awareness, strength, range of motion and capability in the shoulder girdle. In these live practices with Matt, you will work through the mechanics of bound postures, heart openers, and arm balances as well as some imperative drills to maintain healthy muscles and joints.

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    "Shoulder Revelation"

    The September 2021 Immersion includes a full length class to Wild Thing Pose as well as eleven additional classes emphasizing shoulder techniques and bio-mechanics. In this package, you will get twelve, 75-min yoga classes to help you gain maximum strength, flexibility, and range of motion of the shoulders. Learn how to release neck tension, and reduce risk of shoulder and neck injuries.

    If you want to feel better in your shoulders, this is THE immersion to practice!

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    SHOULDER REVELATION

    Strength•Mobility•Biomechanics

    • Increase strength and flexibility
    • Decrease risk of injury
    • Release shoulder tension
    • Learn anatomy and biomechanics
    • Access a wider range of postures
    • Stabilize the rotator cuff muscles
    • Learn binds, heart openers, and arm balances
    • 12 all-levels, 75-minute online classes
    • Lifetime unlimited access to all

    $198.00 $98.00

    Vinyasa and Meditation Yoga Immersion

    VITALITY

    RIGOR & RELEASE

    • Get back to feeling energized
    • Vinyasa-style approach, accessible to everyone
    • Hips, twists, heart openers, shoulders, core, & more
    • Guided meditations to de-stress, increase focus, and gain mental & emotional clarity
    • Strengthen and lengthen the most essential muscle groups
    • 12 all-levels, 75-minute online classes
    • Lifetime unlimited access to all

    $198.00 $98.00

    Arm Balances Online Yoga Classes

    BALANCE

    INCREASE & AWAKEN YOUR BALANCE

    • Learn over 12 balance postures
    • Muscle strength and reactive patterning
    • Increase proprioception and deliberate weight shifting
    • Tree, Standing Hand-to-Foot variations, Warrior III
    • Half Moon variations, Handstand, Side Plank, Headstand
    • 12 all-levels, 75-minute online classes
    • Lifetime unlimited access to all

    $198.00 $128.00

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    RECLAIM YOUR ELASTICITY

    • Learn over 12 hip openers
    • Step-by-step instructionals in every practice
    • Techniques, biomechanics and alignment
    • Pigeon, Eagle, Fire Log, Lizard
    • Lotus, Flying Pigeon, Splits, Straddle
    • 12 all-levels, 75-minute online classes
    • Lifetime unlimited access to all

    $198.00 $148.00

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    FREEDOM OF FLIGHT

    • Learn over 12 arm balances
    • Step-by-step instructionals in every practice
    • Techniques, biomechanics and alignment
    • Crow, Side Crow, Titibasana, Ashtavakrasana
    • Forearm Stand, Koundinyasana 1 & 2, Handstand
    • 12 all-levels, 75-minute online classes
    • Lifetime unlimited access to all

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    • King Cobra, King Dancer, King Pigeon
    • 12 all-levels, 75-minute online classes
    • Lifetime unlimited access to all

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    Yoga Alignment and Flow

    MOVE • BREATHE • RELEASE

    YOGA • BREATHWORK • MEDITATION

    • YOGA: TRANSFORM YOUR BODY
    • BREATHWORK: REJUVENATE
    • MEDITATION: AWAKEN YOUR MIND
    • THE TRIFECTA OF YOGA
    • 12 CLASSES: ALL LEVELS  

    $298.00 $128.00

    Yoga Alignment and Flow

    THE DANCE

    ALIGN • REFINE • FLOW

    • MOVEMENT TRANSFORMATION
    • ALIGNED TRANSITIONS
    • TARGETED STRENGTH
    • DEEP HIP OPENERS
    • 12 CLASSES: INTERMEDIATE

    $298.00 $148.00

    back health online yoga classes

    THE PULSE

    BALANCE • STRENGTH • FLEXIBILITY

    • SHOULDER STRENGTH
    • HEART OPENERS
    • HAMSTRINGS & BUTTOCKS
    • INNER THIGHS
    • 12 CLASSES: ALL LEVELS  

    $298.00 $128.00

    2020 IMMERSIONS

    back health online yoga classes

    HIPS • HEART • HANDSTAND

    • HIP OPENERS
    • HEART OPENERS
    • HANDSTAND TECHNIQUES
    • BUILD COURAGE & STRENGTH
    • 12 CLASSES: ALL LEVELS  

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    • 4 GUIDED MEDITATIONS
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    • TWISTS AND FORWARD FOLDS
    • SPINAL BIOMECHANICS
    • 4 POST-CLASS MEDITATIONS
    • 12 CLASSES: ALL LEVELS

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    • PHYSICAL MEETS SPIRITUAL
    • EXPLORE THE KOSHAS
    • MIND-BODY TENSION RELEASE
    • FOUR GUIDED MEDITATIONS
    • 12 YOGA CLASSES: ALL LEVELS

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    read more
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    Obesity is one of the leading cases of deaths in the United States. Over the years, studies have proven that yoga can be beneficial for those who wish to lose weight and get in their desired shape. From shaping your body to burning excessive fats, yoga can help you with all of it. When used in combination with healthy diet and workouts, yoga can help you achieve your weight goals.

    Mental Health

    Numerous research and psychological studies prove that engaging in yoga helps in relaxing your mind and helping you feel better. Mindful exercising and stretching can reduce stress symptoms, while focusing on the moment can help in letting go of fear and worries.Those who incorporate yoga are likely to stay calm and focused even during stressful situations. They also have greater endurance to pain and show more patience.

    Cardiovascular Diseases

    Yoga might also help in reducing the risk of developing heart and blood related issues. Research shows that yoga poses are effectivein improving blood circulation and calming the nerves. Doing yoga regularly can help regulate blood pressure. The overall practice offers a relaxed response via channeled-breathing that can improve blood circulation.

    Muscular Health

    Yoga can also help in improving your muscular system by enhancing flexibility of your joints, thereby helping you with your back pain. In fact, doctors encourage arthritis patients to make yoga a part of their everyday routine as it improves muscle strength, flexibility, and balance.

    If you’re also dealing with body aches, or you have a family history of arthritis, incorporating yoga in everyday routine can help.

    Reach out to TheYogiMatt for the best advice and yoga practices from anywhere in the world.

    Matt Giordano is a world renowned yoga teacher, and the creator & founder of the global school called Chromatic Yoga.  He is most known for his skillful ability to guide students into postures to awaken their full potential. Matt provides top level teacher trainings in both the 200 and 300 Hour formats.  Visit www.TheYogiMatt.com to learn more about his online classes, immersions and teacher trainings.

    Yoga and Body Aches: All You Need to Know

    Many Americans, including young ones, are often found complaining about back pain and other similar body aches. While some pains are temporary, others are classified as chronic. People try different medicines and therapies to deal with their pain. However, many people are unaware of the benefit of yoga in alleviating the symptoms of body aches, and that’s what we’ll focus on in this blog post.

    A yogi mediating

    Chronic Pain

    Some researches have shown the benefits of yoga for people suffering from arthritis, migraine, fibromyalgia, low back pain, and similar chronic pain complaints. According to a study published in Annals of Internal Medicine, people with weekly yoga classes experienced increased mobility and comfort. Similarly, a meta-analysis of 17 studies  suggested that yoga might can help you deal with fibromyalgia osteoporosis-related curvature of the spine.

    How Does Yoga Help?

    During Yoga sessions, you are typically required to practice certain moves and sit in specific positions for 45 to 90 minutes. It’s best to perform under the guidance of an expert, either in person or online. Most yogis begin their session with breathing exercises and focus on relaxing the body and mind. It’s similar to meditation and some spiritual practices. Different positions and techniques might be effective for different parts of the body. Expert yogis are aware of which parts to focus on and how.

    Yogis modify Asanas based on various factors such as the purpose of yoga and the strength and experience of the one who’s practicing it.

    Reach out to TheYogiMatt for the best advice and yoga practices from anywhere in the world.

    Matt Giordano, TheYogiMatt, is a world renowned yoga teacher, and the creator & founder of the global school called Chromatic Yoga.  He is most known for his skillful ability to guide students into postures to awaken their full potential. Matt provides top level teacher trainings in both the 200 and 300 Hour formats.  Visit www.theyogimatt.comto learn more about online classes, immersions and teacher trainings.

    Benefits of Becoming a Yoga Expert

    Yoga is gaining popularity because there’s a lot of research and evidence that supports its benefits on an individual’s lifestyle, mental, and physical health. It has now become a widely popular practice for cultivating a better mind-body connection.  

    As a result, many people have started pursuing yoga as a career. In other words, people aren’t learning yoga just to practice it alone in their room. Instead, they’re making efforts to excel as yogis in their circle. This blog post will highlight some benefits of becoming a yoga expert.

    Self-Care

    Yoga experts master the art of mindful living and know how to deal with many physical and mental health issues. From controlling weight to keeping heart health in check and reducing stress, learning yoga can help you with  a lot of things.

    Family Care

    When you become a yoga expert, your family, friends, and close relatives automatically reach out to you for their health and fitness concerns. It’s going to give you the opportunity to help your loved ones with your knowledge and skills.

    Fame and Money

    Being a yogi is one of the most lucrative careers in the U. S at the moment. Experienced yogis aren’t many in number, and people are constantly in search of expert yogis for their health and fitness concerns.

    You can reach out to TheYogiMatt for the best advice and yoga practices from anywhere in the world.

    Matt Giordano, TheYogiMatt, is a world renowned yoga teacher, and the creator & founder of the global school called Chromatic Yoga.  He is most known for his skillful ability to guide students into postures to awaken their full potential. Matt provides top level teacher trainings in both the 200 and 300 Hour formats.  Visit www.theyogimatt.comto learn more about online classes, immersions and teacher trainings.

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