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The best way to keep your balance is to look at a spot a few feet in front of you. It can be a mark on the floor or wall, anything as long as it's something that doesn't move.
Don't stare at it, just softly focus your gaze on the spot. Stay focused on the spot while you move into the pose and as you continue to hold it.
You can use this technique for any balancing pose. I find it particularly helpful when I'm in a group class because I'm not distracted by others around me who are not able to remain balanced.