Balance: an active process of moving toward equilibrium, or alignment . It's a process (not a static state) ever changing and moving, sometimes even taking us OUT OF balance. And then, inside our human bodies, built-in systems can rock us back into balance.....naturally. Like when we use both feet to stand, but shift from side to side.
When we're feeling stressed, this can really help.
Rocking, back and forth, up and down, or from one foot to the other. If I put a crying baby in your arms right now, you would start rocking. Sure helps to bring comfort. And you didn't even really think, just responded to what might work to quiet that child.
Even without the baby, you could try rocking right now in your chair. Just allow the movement to come forth on its own, letting the body go with it a little. Stand if you want to try using your legs for balance, or continue sitting with feet on the floor. Is it side to side, or front to back? See what it feels like for you.
Feel OK? If not, rest awhile. Notice what IS still feeling OK, even the slightest bit, before going bac.