Daily Yoga for Balance : Activate These 3 Things Daily to Improve Your Balance
Today we are going to talk about three things you want to do daily to improve your balance with yoga.
#1. Activate Your Vestibular System.
This is just a fancy way of saying engage your inner ear. Your inner ear sense information about motion, equilibrium and spatial orientation. This information is collected in your inner ear by the utricle, saccule and three semicircular canals.
Your utricle and saccule detect gravity, that is information in a linear orientation, as well as linear movement. Your semicircular canals detect rotational movement.
It is super simple to activate your vestibular system. All you need to do is come into your balancing pose and move your head slowly as if you are saying yes or no. This will challenge your balance.
#2 Your Proprioceptive System
Proprioception is defined as the unconscious perception of movement and spatial orientation arising from stimuli within the body itself. We receive proprioceptive input from our skin, muscles, joints and sensory receptors that are sensitive to movement and pressure in our connective tissue
#3 Your Visual System
You have sensory receptors in your retina called rods and cones. When light strikes the rods and cones of your retina, the rods and cones send impulses to your brain that provide visual cues that tell your brain how you are oriented relative to the objects around you.
If you liked this video you are probably going to like my video: Beginner Yoga for Balance Video
In it I: share these 3 systems for beginners
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