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Improve Your Balance - Part 2 of 4

By Grandmaster Shou-Yu Liang, and Master Wen-Ching Wu



5) Balance while leaning back and extending one leg forward
Drill 1: Balance on your right leg while leaning your body back and extending your left leg forward. Keep your body and the extended leg straight. Stretch your arms to your sides to help with your balance (figure 1-165). Hold this posture for 10-30 seconds, then change sides.

Drill 2: Same as Drill 1, except extend your leg up as high as you can. Hold this posture for a few seconds (figure 1-166). Then bring the extended leg down and repeat a few more times. Next, repeat a few times on the other side.

Balance while leaning back and extending one leg forward

6) Swallow Balancing Posture
Start with your arms crossed in front of your chest and your left knee up (figure 1-167). Lean your body forward and extend your left leg back and up behind you. Extend you arms to you sides to help with you balance (figure 1-168). Hold this posture for 10-30 seconds, then change sides.

Swallow Balancing Posture and Balance while leaning forward and extending one leg back

7) Balance while leaning forward and extending one leg back
Balance on your left leg while leaning your upper body forward and extending your right leg back and up. Extend your left arm forward and your right arm back (figure 1-169). Hold this posture for 10-30 seconds, then change sides.

8) Balance while leaning sideways and extending one leg back
Balance on your left leg while leaning your upper body forward and extending your right leg back and up. Bend your arms and place your left fist next to you temple, and your right fist next to your hip (figure 1-170). Hold this posture for 10-30 seconds, then change sides.