Yoga Sequences For Strong Feet And Better Balance

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By Rishikul Yogshala

January 9, 2020

Some twelve million years ago, as the process of evolution began to dawn upon the human species, upright, bipedal humans came into being. Anthropologists, historians and scientists have invested years and years of time to study the evolution of humans and there has been a collective agreement upon the fact that the ability to walk on two legs was one of the beginning steps to a fully grown civilization which we see around ourselves now.  It often goes unnoticed how much we’re depended on our legs.  Almost any and everything that we do, involve a significant role of your legs and your feet.  Well, after all these years of evolution and developments, it is kind of important for us to pay attention to this aspect of our physical existence. You might not realize it but any sort of problem related to your feet and balance can become a major hindrance in your day-to-day life. It’s important that you start working towards keeping your feet strong and attaining a better body balance so that whatever you do is met with full efficiency and has desirable and positive results.

If you’re wondering how you could begin doing it, we have a simple solution for you; yoga. Yoga has numerous asanas or poses which will guide your entire body to become steady and well balanced on your feet. Not only will that, but the right performance of these poses help you achieve a significant degree of mental and soulful balance as well.  There is nothing more wholesome than the six yoga sequences we’ll discuss below, to get you on your feet, literally!

Tadasana

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  1. Begin by standing on the floor with your heels slightly apart from each other. Rock and Sway a little bit and then gradually bring yourself to a standstill, balancing your weight on your feet.
  2. Place your attention on a particular spot in your line of vision, or you can also close your eyes and focus on your breath. Focusing is important to gain physical as well as mental balance.
  3. Firm your thigh muscles and lift your knee cap without hardening your lower belly.
  4. Start working towards your chest and begin lifting it up. Push your shoulder blades back and then raise your head in order to lengthen your neck.
  5. As you breathe in, raise your toes gently in order to balance your body on your heels. Hold this pose for 5-10 seconds and then come out of it as you slowly exhale
Read Also:  5 Excellent Health Benefits of Tadasana 

Vrksasana

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  1. Stand with both your feet on the floor and your weight distributed equally on both of them.
  2. Now slowly start shifting all your weight on your right leg and lift your left foot off from the floor. Make sure that when you keep your right leg straight you don’t lock your knee.
  3. Place your left foot on your inner right thigh and lace your focus on a distant thing or your own breath.
  4. Hold this pose for 5-10 seconds. Then come out of it and repeat it from the other side.

Natarajasana

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  1. Begin by standing upright on your feet placed on the floor.
  2. Lift your left foot in such a way that the heel is placed towards your left buttock. Shift your entire weight on the right foot.
  3. Keep your torso upright and grab your left foot from the outside with the left hand.  Make sure your pubis is lifted towards your navel.
  4. Begin lifting your left foot up, bringing your left thigh parallel to the floor. Stretch your right arm forward to bring it to parallel to the floor as well.
  5. Hold this pose for 10-15 seconds. Then release and repeat from the other side.

Ardha Chandrasana

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  1. Stand on the floor upright with your feet a little apart from each other.
  2. Now slowly bring your right hand to the floor, and make sure to keep your legs straight. Now lift the left leg off the floor and make sure that it is parallel to the floor.
  3. Twist your upper torso towards your left and place your left hand on your left hip.
  4. Maintain your balance with the help of the foot and the hand which is on the floor.
  5. Hold this pose for a few seconds and then repeat it from the other side.
Read Also:  Top 7 Health benefits of Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon Pose) 

Garudasana

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  1. Begin by standing straight on your feet. Then bend your right knee and wrap your left leg around your right one so that the knees are placed over each other.
  2. Raise your arms and wrap your right hand around the left. Make sure that both your both elbows are straight.
  3. Keep your legs straight and try to find your balance. Hold this pose for 5-10 seconds. Release it and repeat the sequence with the other leg and hands.
Read Also:  What are the health benefits of Garudasana (Eagle Pose) 

Utkatasana

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  1. Stand upright and place your feet slightly apart from each other
  2. Stretch your arms forward and make your palms face downwards while making sure that your elbows don’t bend
  3. Bend your knees and push your pelvis down in a way that it looks like you are sitting on an imaginary chair.
  4. Stay focused and keep your spine straight. Hold the pose for up to a minute. Exhale as you come out of it and bring yourself in the sitting position.

Practice these asanas to have a wholesome, happy and well balanced life.

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