Balance Exercises a 60-Year-Old Yoga Instructor Does To Stay Mobile

Tree Pose (Vrksasana):

Stand on one leg with the sole of the other foot against the inner thigh or calf, maintaining balance while focusing on a focal point.

Warrior II (Virabhadrasana II):

Assume a wide-legged stance and extend your arms parallel to the ground, gazing over your front hand, enhancing balance and stability.

Chair Pose (Utkatasana):

Lower your hips as if sitting in a chair, raising your arms overhead, engaging your core to maintain balance and stability.

Extended Triangle Pose (Utthita Trikonasana):

Extend one leg out to the side while reaching towards the extended foot with one hand and raising the other arm upwards, improving balance and flexibility.

Warrior III (Virabhadrasana III):

Balance on one leg while extending the other leg behind you and reaching your arms forward, creating a straight line with your body.

Half Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrasana):

Balance on one leg while extending the other leg out to the side and reaching one arm towards the ground and the other towards the sky.

Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana):

Fold forward from the hips, allowing the upper body to hang towards the floor while maintaining balance and stability through the legs.

Mountain Pose (Tadasana):

Stand tall with feet hip-width apart, grounding through all four corners of the feet while engaging the core to maintain stability and alignment.

Seated Spinal Twist (Ardha Matsyendrasana):

Sit with legs extended and twist the torso to one side, using core strength to maintain balance and stability. Repeat on the opposite side.