Standing with Narrow Base of Support

Equipment
None
BODY PART

Purpose

This exercise helps challenges your static balance by making your base of support more narrow than it normally would be.

Set up

Begin standing with your feet hip width apart. You may try this in a doorway with your hands up and ready to catch yourself if you are unsure whether or not you might lose your balance.

Movement

Bring your feet close together so that they are touching. Hold. Try to maintain this position without wobbling.

Tips

  • Relax your shoulders
  • Keep your gaze on a point ahead of you.
  • Stand tall with eyes ahead throughout the exercise – do not bend forward or stare at the ground.
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