Gain Fitness With Standing Balances Sequences

Standing balances sequences are a series of yoga postures which are not very easy. They demand tremendous flexibility of the body as well as power. You need to do the posture while balancing on a leg. These yoga poses and workouts are quite challenging because you have to shift from one posture to another by balancing on one foot all the time. These sequences are not for the beginners and are a part of intermediate workouts.

The nine asanas or postures that are incorporated in standing balances sequences are awkward chair pose or utkatasana, eagle pose or garudasana, bird of paradise pose, tree pose or vrksasana, king dancer pose or natarajasana pose, warrior III or virabhadrasana III, ardha chandrasana or half moon pose, revolved half moon pose or parivrtta ardha chandrasana and forward bend or uttanasana.

The awkward chair pose helps in strengthening of thighs. While standing the knees should be bent so as they are parallel with the floor. The butt should be kept low and the arms should be upwards. The upper portion of the back should be bent a little and holding the position for five to ten breaths.

The eagle pose or garudasana which helps in stretching of shoulders develops balance and makes the legs strong.

The next pose in standing balances sequences is the bird of paradise pose. This posture helps in building the legs strong and the balancing power is increased. The pose also unlocks the hamstring and groin.

The tree pose or vrksasana is also a balancing pose which increases balance and strengthens the legs.

The king dancer pose or natarajasana helps in stretching of shoulders, strengthening the legs and improving balance.

The warrior III or virabhadrasana III makes the abdomen and legs strong while improving the balance.

The next pose in the sequence is the half moon pose or the ardha chandrasana. This yogic posture is responsible for strengthening of ankles and thighs as well as improving the balance.

The revolved half moon pose or the parivrtta ardha chandrasana also helps to make the thighs and ankles strong. It develops balance and purifies the organs.

Standing balances sequences end with uttanasana or forward bend. It helps in lengthening and strengthening of hamstrings. The standing balance series starts and end with ashtanga sun salutation poses as utkatasana and uttanasana.

The Ashtanga Surya Namaskara B begins with samasthiti or tadasana followed by awkward chair pose or utkatasana, standing forward bend or uttanasana, flat back, four limbed staff pose or chaturanga dandasana, upward facing dog or urdhva mukha svanasana, downward facing dog or adho mukha svanasana, and warrior I or virabhadrasana I. In Ashtanga style each exercise starts with salutation of the sun.

The inversions sequence starts with headstand and consists of total ten postures as plow pose or halasana, shoulderstand or salamba sarvangasana, shoulderstand variation I and variation II, again plow pose, ears pressure pose or karnapidasana, fish pose or matsyasana, fish variation I and II.

Standing balances sequences consist of a series of yoga postures which begin and end with ashtanga sun salutation. It increases the balance and strengthens the ankles, legs, hamstrings, groins and thighs. This yogic posture cleanses all the organs of the body.