Balance is not the absence of movement, but is a constant negotiation with movement: a dynamic stillness full of subtle moment-to-moment awareness, responsiveness, control.
Strength--of the legs, arms and core--also builds with attention to subtlety and slowness. The final essential element needed is calm and relaxation.
This is the great paradox of balance and strength! And what makes it a psycho-spiritual practice as well as a physical discipline.
YogaSource Santa Fe
August 4-25, 2020