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If I close my eyes doing the Vrikshasana or Garudasana pose, I lose balance.

Is there a way to solve this?

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Only now we know the importance of our eye. Can you edit to provide pictures of the exercises? –  Freakyuser Oct 28 '13 at 6:05
    
Why do you want to close your eyes? The description of the second exercise does not mention that and the woman pictured in the first exercise has her eyes open, too. –  Baarn Oct 28 '13 at 10:04
    
Do you have a similar feeling when you close your eyes in a normal standing position? –  BKE Oct 28 '13 at 10:19
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Your balance does not only rely on your inner ear, but also on your eyes making out a fix point - preferably not too close, and stable - not the other person also struggling with the pose. You can easily test this with far easier poses, like standing on one leg, with eyes open or closed. So that the pose is hard to do with eyes closed is expected.

Depending on your reasons for wanting to do the pose with eyes closed, you can do the following:

  • If you find it distracting to have the eyes open, maybe you can change your surrounding so that there are not many distractors in your field of vision.

  • If you need to do the pose with eyes closed (for whatever reason), you can try training your balance in simpler poses with eyers closed.

Disclaimer: I'm not a yogi, I don't think I could hold any one legged pose with my eyes closed, and all this is just common sense and knowledge aquired here and there.

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Thank you for Answer. –  sunleo Oct 28 '13 at 12:47
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