Strengthen Your Balance

Tracey Noseworthy
Instructor Tracey Noseworthy
Average: 4.8 (66 votes)
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If you would like to improve your ability to balance on one foot, you will love this class. Tracey leads you effortlessly through a challenging vinyasa flow that takes you in and out of foot balances in creative ways, making you do what you didn't believe you could before you chose to do this class. Note: the savasana in this class is 9 minutes long, which is quite a bit longer than usual for our site.

Equipment: None
Style: Vinyasa Yoga


SoniaM 11 months ago

This was amazing!! I know I can count on Tracey for a class that is at once challenging and graceful. My IT band was not happy with you at times but is now singing your praises. Thanks so much for this.

Irishlove 1 year ago

Thank you for this class. I have always had balances as a point of challenge as I am very flexible and quite strong. This class was a very creative approach to not only balances, but twist and stretching. I can see why it is advanced with the stretches, which should be approached with caution for those with lower back, hip, knee, or ankle issues. I found it a "delicious" challege and wringing out. Namaste from Ireland.

skcummins 1 year ago

What is the name of the breathing technique in this class where Tracey breaths in thru the nose out thru the mouth, in thru the mouth and out thru the nose?

Hi, Tracey here. Thanks for your question and I wanted to let you know there is no name for the technique used in this class. Pranayama ~ breath work ~ is the practice breathing to direct the movement of our life force. The focus through asana, and most pranayama practices is through the nostrils to access both sides of the brain equally. The exhale I chose to work with in this sequence is used to release a greater volume of air, and essentially empty the body to bring balance. When the focus is on the exhale out through the mouth, the jaw releases more, giving the tongue space to settle which has a quieting effect on the mind. As the jaw releases there is also a softening of the shoulders and space for the cervical spine to settle. In turn the focus on the inhale through the nose aids in preparation for the bronchial tubes and lungs by moistening the air through moisture and mucous.
We are amazing machines, and the breathing practice sets the tone for the physical movement of asana to be rhythmic and fluid. Hope that helps.

marikak517 1 year ago

Wow, thank you Tracey this was just what I needed. Thank you for always being my go to on DYWM, you never cease to amaze me. Namaste <3

framela 1 year ago

As always, Tracy delivers an incredible practice. This one is especially renewing and special with its focus on balance. It is sooo much more than balancing on one foot!! I feel grounded, balanced, and fresh--like starting over again after a difficult week. Thank you!

PeacefulRN 1 year ago

Grounding, relaxing, and encouraging practice based around standing balances (tree, eagle, dancer, half-moon). A solid intermediate practice, in my opinion, so don't be put off by the Advanced rating. You can do it! :-) Love Tracey's delivery, pacing, and sequencing. Thank you!