As a yoga instructor, I talk a lot about how to balance in various poses. And as a writer, I love metaphors, many of which stem from my yoga practice. So after repeating the same cues over and over to my students, I was finally struck by the “yoganalogy” between the physical practice of balancing and that ever-elusive work/life balance we struggle to maintain in our daily lives. Feeling like you have a steady hold on life can seem impossible when juggling dreams, career goals, family and a vibrant social calendar. But whether or not you are a yoga practitioner, the following tips for how to find balance during a yoga class will help guide you towards equilibrium even off the mat amidst the hustle of everyday living.