Balancing Pose

by Melissa West on December 10, 2012

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Hi Melissa, is it okay to hold onto a chair while doing the tree pose, or is there a way to modify it to keep from falling over if you don’t have very good balance?

Dear Lana

Of course it is ok to hold onto a chair while doing tree pose :)It is a beautiful way to support yourself and show the universe your willingness to support yourself. Another thing to consider is to remember to engage your bhandas:  (A link to a whole class on the bhandas)

Also to find a point to focus on  (a whole class on drishti) This should help a lot Lana.

Also here is a previous blog post and video we did on how to increase your ability to balance in poses like tree pose and dancer.

Namaste,
Melissa

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