Strengthen Your Balance

Intermediate III
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.
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Paulette9
June 23, 2021
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How did I not see this class until now?? Loved it! The balances were great and loved the longer savasana!! Thanks Tracey!!

ÀfricaRM
February 8, 2021
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Thank you for this lovely class. It is very well structured with a beautiful and sweet pace. This allows you to flow calmly, linking balance to breadth and body awareness. No pressure to do things perfectly or "going for the peak pose", which is very good for people who have some balance problems. Thank you again.

ElenaLon
January 23, 2021
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I absolutely loved this class. I will have to work on some of those transitions as I was a wee bit clunky !
Good, clear instructions, and such a good sequence, very satisfying. My favourite Tracey class thus far. Thanks !

Hanasana
November 5, 2020
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I love this class and I would just really recommend it to people that are trying to work on their posture. Tracey doesn't just "teach" balancing - she also guides us through the process of how we stand, or at least how we should stand. Before I started doing yoga regularly, I had (still sometimes do have) a bad habit of leaning into the insides of my feet, bypassing the exact parts (ball of foot, heel and outside of feet) which should be doing the standing :) This class makes you aware of just that!

duroc017
August 16, 2020
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I really love this practice. Tracey gives you time to feel your way into the standing balances, and to note the differences in the body between sides. The long and luxurious savasana feels wonderful as well.

Al-Pal
June 4, 2020
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My first practice through DoYogaWithMe. What a lovely introduction to your site. Thank you Tracey. I feel taller, stronger and more centred. Ready to face this day during Covid in Sydney.

Daniela82
April 18, 2020
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Another great class from Tracey!! Foot balances poses are my absolute favourite (the concept of balancing both sides of the body while finding a mind and body balance is what drew me to yoga in the first place). It has quickly become my favourite class. Thank you so much, Tracey!

sng4ever
March 16, 2020
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What a wonderful practice. Thorough, fluid, challenging, fun, and it will make you feel GREAT!
I love the way Tracey teaches and acts as a guide through the balancing poses.

Kwetick
October 25, 2019
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Loved this practice. The perfect pace and sequence allowed me to create space, strength and length in the areas where I hold tension - my hips and lower back. I will return to this class often. Thank you Tracey :)

lpyles
October 21, 2019
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Ahhhhh love returning to this practice over and over, especially when my hips and lower back feel tight. This practice is perfect!

amarie73
April 2, 2019
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Beautiful cues, beautiful practice. Thank you

SoniaM
September 17, 2018
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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.

ivyrose
August 10, 2018
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This is my new fav of Tracy's! Thank you!

Irishlove
May 19, 2018
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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
April 12, 2018
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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?

Tracey Noseworthy
April 12, 2018
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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
February 2, 2018
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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
December 14, 2017
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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
October 20, 2017
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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!

crepuscule3142
September 6, 2017
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Fantastic advanced class that doesn't require ridiculous gymnastic contortions. The class is advanced due to the balance poses and longer meditation. Would recommend to anyone transitioning from intermediate to advanced. Thanks Tracey!

Denise3
June 19, 2017
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I always come back to Tracey's classes and am never disappointed. Need more of her videos!

theclarityofpeace
June 12, 2017
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Tracey you always have exactly what I need. I wanted to try something new, feeling courageous despite the evening hour and tried this out. This class really challenged me, even the poses I do all the time. Looking forward to doing this again and building my strength. Loved, loved, loved the extended savasana. Another wonderful class; thank you Tracey! Namaste

kstone
May 14, 2017
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The long savasana is the perfect balance to most of our busy lives :)

mireaux
February 18, 2017
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Thanks Tracey, my only comment is that the 12 min savasana at the end was a little longer than usual and I was slightly disappointed, since I was anticipating a longer flow. Maybe adding a tag of "extended savasana"?

jenna audrey
November 27, 2016
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Just what I needed! I've been doing your classes, Tracey, for a few years now and after doing this class I noticed how significantly my balance has improved. Thank you again for your exceptional classes! You're a remarkable teacher.

Margarete
August 16, 2016
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I really enjoyed this practice. My balance needs this practice. thank you.

debbieyanuck
July 12, 2016
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I love this practice, but twice now it has stopped at the 14 minute mark and will not continue...I hope you can fix it as I think this is a great class!

David Procyshyn
July 12, 2016
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The best way to deal with this issue is to use a different browser. This solves the problem 99% of the time. You could also pause the video for a few minutes at the beginning to allow it to load before playing it through.

parkssara
July 8, 2016
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Wonderful flow of balance and counter poses. Great savasana. Thank you.

samthurmond
April 25, 2016
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Thanks for the video, and videos! I've enjoyed them since the first bite

Jhoanna Mukai
March 27, 2016
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I feel so grounded and stable after this class. What a great sequence! Thank u!

SmileMore
March 26, 2016
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Today I decided to try an Advanced class. I've been practicing yoga for many years, but was still intimidated by the thought of an advanced class. Thinking they would be all handstands (wrist issues) or extreme inversions that might my back unhappy afterward. So glad I overcame my fear and judgement and opened up to experience this class. SO FUN! And I just I love Tracey's style: very calming, encouraging, and bright. Many thanks!

Nicholet
March 10, 2016
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I'm nursing a shoulder injury so this leg strength & balance-focused class was excellent for me to help continue my yoga practice. I always enjoy Tracy's classes so much, thank you.

yogamomcanada
February 21, 2016
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As always, Tracey doesn't disappoint! Fun class with great sequencing and lots of interesting yoga geekery. I will definitely do this one again!

peace.love.yoga21
February 17, 2016
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I love not only this video but every video Tracey has taught! I have been on this site for a few months now and I think Tracey is so inspirational and calming. She brings so much light to my day to day. Thank you Tracey, for being you and for letting your light shine. I can't wait to either start my day with a class or come home from work and just let go! Love every moment!

Lauren

limor
February 3, 2016
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I also got to see the unedited version...(-:
I really liked it!
so natural and reall..
Tracey is freakin' cool and awesome!

loriinman
January 31, 2016
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Love love love the creative flow. Fast-paced, fun!

Kiratee
January 30, 2016
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I saw the unedited version of this - I think you published it by accident then took it down again - but don't worry, I won't tell a soul ;) As always, love Tracey's creativity and space she gives the poses. Thank you for the giggle too :)

lolavida
January 29, 2016
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Tracey, you are one of my favorite yoga teachers!

lolly
January 29, 2016
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FANTASTIC...fantastic...just fantastic. I don't know what else to say...that was just so dang fun! xoxox, Lolly