Balance Routine for Seniors and Beyond
A couple of weeks ago, I shared a beginning-level balance routine to help seniors—and everyone else—hone their balancing skills. This balance routine was the first of three progressively challenging practices.
The practice below introduces an intermediate-level class balance routine.
This balance and strengthening class begins with a gentle warmup of our joints before progressing into more dynamic balancing exercises. We improve mind-body coordination by adding alternate arm and leg movements and test our single-leg balancing capability with preparatory exercises.
We then do modified versions of traditional yoga postures like Tree Pose (Vrksasana), Triangle Pose (Trikonasana), and Reverse Triangle Pose (Parvrtta Trikonasana). These not only help improve our balance but also strengthen the legs and enhance agility in our bodies.
You can do these exercises two to three times a week. Once you’re comfortable and ready to move ahead, you can practice the third-level routine.
Note: If you’re new to balance poses, please use the support of a chair or the wall, as shown in the video.