How to Master The 2 Types Of Balance (And Why They’re Important)
Our body is constantly adjusting and calibrating our natural balance without us realizing, using a feedback loop where the inner ear, eyes, muscles, joints, and brain all communicate.
But is your body coasting? Could your balance be further optimized?
The answer is, almost always, yes – and the benefits that come with improved balance are worth the effort.
The 2 Types Of Balance
Balance falls into two categories: static, and dynamic. To improve your body’s ability in each area, you can practice different poses and movements respectively.
Static Balance is defined as the ability to balance while stationary, or still. When you picture someone practicing balance by standing on one leg, for example, they are working on this type of stability.
Dynamic balance is defined as the ability to transfer the projection of the center of gravity around the base of support - basically, to maintain stability whilst your body is actively moving.
See how the family in this video are working on their dynamic balance by playing the fun tilt-games, like Snowboarding and Color Tunnel, using the free Bobo app.