Single Leg Balance

Purpose

This exercise challenges your static balance by having you balance on one leg at a time.

Set up

Stand normally with your feet hip-width apart.

Movement

Slowly lift one leg so that you are balancing on your opposite leg. Hold this position.

Tips

  • Keep your gaze on a point ahead of you.
  • Stand tall as you hold the position, lengthening through your standing leg.
  • If needed, reach your arms out to the sides to help maintain your balance.
  • If you’re feeling unsteady, try practicing in a doorway so you can use the walls to stabilize.
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