Balance often relies on sight to help you stay upright. To sharpen your other senses to maintaining balance, you can simply remove or reduce your visual input. In this exercise, Julie Shein demonstrates how you can do this.
First, you should place your feet one in front of the other in a straight line and cross your arms in front of you, which makes it slightly challenging. You can close your eyes to completely remove any visual direction, but if that’s too difficult, begin by shifting your eyes from side to side, then up and down. Next, move your entire head and eyes left and right, and then up and down. Finally, you can darken the room by turning down the lights or going into a bathroom or closet. This way you can keep your eyes open, but have limited ability to see.
After practicing this exercise, you’ll be able to increase your balance without depending on visual cues.