Balance is based on studying healthy populations, rather than unhealthy ones, such as in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe. It is about aligning yourself with gravity, rather than fighting it. Aligning with natural laws reduces tension and increases strength, comfort, and relaxation. This is the natural posture of our species, as we can see from all children under 3.
You learn to align yourself first from a teacher, and then as you practice, it becomes a new way of living and moving that integrates into every aspect of your life. You have tools that you can use anywhere.