Fitness isn’t just about being the strongest or the best looking. Fitness is also meant to be functional, increasing your range of motion, bettering your health, and keeping your body from premature aging. Some aspects of functional fitness that are often overlooked by gym-goers are balance and flexibility. This yoga workout for balance is meant for absolute beginners. It’s designed to help those with poor balance.
To get the most of this workout, focus on keeping your body stable while holding each pose for a full 60 seconds. It might be hard at first, but we promise it’s not impossible! Practice every day until you have mastered these moves. Once you’ve got it down, you can move on to harder yoga workouts to increase your balance and flexibility.
What You’ll Need: a yoga mat to lay on the floor. For this workout, any soft surface will also do, including rubber gym mats, towels, or even soft carpet.
What to Do: Starting with your right leg forward, hold each pose for 60 seconds while breathing deeply. Then repeat with your left leg forward.
Below, we’ve included videos showing how to perform each move. Using proper form helps prevent injuries and ensures you’re getting the most out of your workout.
1. Runner’s Lunge
2. Warrior II Pose
3. Extended Triangle Pose
4. Inverted Triangle Pose
5. Warrior III Pose
Extended Triangle Pose
Inverted Triangle Pose