Balance (Stork Stand) | Ophea Teaching Tools

Balance (Stork Stand)

A balance on one-foot with the sole of the non-supporting foot placed against the calf or thigh of the supporting leg.

Balance (Stork Stand)
  • Keep the head up and focus on a stationary object for balance
  • With the back straight, shift the weight slightly to the support leg
  • Raise the arms to the side for balance
  • Raise the non-support leg and place the foot on the calf or thigh of the support leg with the knee bent and pointed out to the side
  • Hold
I can also...
  • participate in gymnastics
  • perform yoga balances
  • participate in figure skating
Self Check Questions:
  • Can I keep my balance by focusing on a stationary object and extending my arms to the side?
  • Can I balance on either my right leg or my left leg?
  • Can I place my foot on the calf or the thigh of my support leg?