standing at attention, with intention - lucy blog post

Standing at attention, balancing with intention. 

This month I'm going to share some of my favorite balancing postures, including variations for all levels of practitioners. Standing on one foot requires focus, concentration, strength, and relaxing the mind. Often times, the balancing series comes at the point during the practice when the class has built quite a bit of fire; the body is shaking, sweat is dripping, and air flow is expanding the lung capacity. Going from one-breath-one-movement to holding a series of balancing postures will challenge the body to stay present with the breath as thoughts whizz around the mind. The body is buzzing from movement, it will be working towards containing and centering itself in these extended holds. Remember a few things before getting started: 

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