Tabletop Balances

  • Raise the leg backwards passing through a toe point then up behind you
  • Take your body forward as your lift your leg behind
  • Ensure the leg is straight
  • Ensure both legs are turned out
  • Hips need to be kept level and not rotated to assist the lifting of the leg
  • Be careful not to let the body drop to the floor – keep the chest up and shoulders back
  • Ensure belly button is pulled back toward the spine, bottom is tucked in and shoulders are pulled back
  • Ensure the lifting and lowering of the leg is completed with control
  • Head needs to be kept in line with body not lifted or dropped to the floor.
  • It is important that there is no arch in the back for a tabletop balance. You are aiming for a straight flat line.