Updated: Mar 3
By Allison Ray (Schleck) Jeraci
Everyone wants better balance, whether as a means to live life fearlessly or to perform a challenging pose. Balance has been correlated with core work, but one question I ask my students is what is touching the floor? The core certainly plays a role, but balance truly starts with the feet. If the muscles of the feet aren’t able to adapt to the changes in weight shift or after certain physical disturbances, then how can we stay upright? This article explores three ways to improve balance that can be added to your practice to enhance your balancing poses as well as overall stability.