balancing tableLevel of Difficulty: Basic
1. On your hands and knees in Table pose, inhale the right leg up parallel to the floor, reaching the toes towards the back wall.
2. Starring at a point between the palms, slowly inhale the left arm up parallel to the floor, reaching the fingers towards the front wall.
3. Breathe and hold for 3-6 breaths.
4. To release: slowly exhale the left arm down, and then lower the knee down, back into table position.
5. Repeat on other side.
Benefits + Contraindications
Benefits: Balancing Table pose improves balance, memory, focus and coordination. This posture builds core body strength and lengthens the spine.
Contraindications: Recent or chronic injury to the knees, back, arms or shoulders.
Modifications + Variations
Modifications: Place a folded blanket under the knees to protect them from pressure and stress.
Variations: Reach the arm and leg out to the side wall.