It's All About Balance

April 3, 2015 10:11 PM

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It's All About Balance

The most optimal life to live is one that contains balance. Not only can we achieve balance in the way we distribute our energy, but we can also focus on structural balance to avoid falling. As we get older, balance starts to decline. According to Colin Jairam, MD, F.A.A.F.P, CEO of Hybrid MD, "Injuries related to falls from poor balance in the elderly is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the senior population. Training your body to have proper balance, posture and core strength should start at an early age." Therefore, in order to help preserve your balance and stability for when you age, consider training it at least three times a week. While many yoga classes have balance postures in them, sometimes doing these same postures stand alone, can have a positive impact on your balance too.

The best approach to these postures is to find a padded ground to work on. Safety is very important. While I'm showing off my moves on a rock in a getty in Santa Monica, I do not encourage you to practice these postures under the same conditions. Be sure to focus on one point on the ground or off in...

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