I do some balancing postures as part of my yoga practice, standing on one foot while stretching my body. The people who taught me these postures said to "find a point some distance away and hold your gaze on it" while in the posture. I resisted doing this, preferring to let my eyes wander during the stretch. Besides, I know how to balance. It is just a matter of holding your body in the proper position. So, I wobbled or fell.
Now, I remind myself to choose a distinct object as a focus point: the corner of a doorway or the center of a flower. While holding the posture I often notice my eye wandering. And my body wavering. I can only regain my balance by returning my attention to the focus point. It irritates me that,...Read the rest by clicking here. »
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