Tag Archive | balance

The Balance of Ego and Humility

The Balance of Ego and Humility

Yoga is a balancing act:  the balance of sukha (ease) and sthira (work), the balance of practice and application, and the balance of ego and humility. Considering ego and humility as energies, can help put this challenge into perspective.  Neither is good or bad, they are simply necessary expressions of Prana or life. When the […]

Balance

Balance

“Life is like riding a bicycle.  To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” -Albert Einstein

FORE! Poses for Golfers – Strong Stance and Balance

FORE! Poses for Golfers – Strong Stance and Balance

Whether you’re a weekend warrior or deep into competition, incorporating yoga can improve and strengthen your golf game.  It can also help keep you on the course for many years to come!  A regular yoga practice can benefit the serious and casual golfer alike. The focus this week is on creating a strong stance and […]

#PowerPose 31 – Upaviṣṭha Koṇāsana

#PowerPose 31 – Upaviṣṭha Koṇāsana

Quite often, yoga practice brings us to explore balance.  This can mean finding stability on one foot, two hands, or in an elaborate configuration.  But many times it’s the balancing of opposites; expansion and contraction, inhale and exhale, activity of the mind and surrender of thoughts.  This complex act is where we find the work.  […]

The Teeter-Totter of Yoga and Life

One of the things that drew me to yoga was balance. Not so much the standing on one leg thing, but that ebb and flow, give and take, a little here, a little there balance. What I’ve learned is that balance is not something that you find, define and replicate. It’s in constant motion and […]

Finding Balance

“Happiness is not a matter of intensity, but of balance, order rhythm and harmony.” -Thomas Merton (monk, poet, social activist) Hard and soft. Ebb and flow. Yin and yang. Teeter and totter. Life is a balancing act. The thing about balance is that it requires constant adjustment, alignment and calibration. Balance is important in every […]