Active Yogi: Bringing Balance to the Legs

Over at Active Yogi, we continue our exploration of balance for injury prevention.

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We’ve been investigating the imbalances that can lead to injury, both in asana and in sports, and recently looked at a self-test to explore balance left to right in the leg. The same test—a single-leg chair pose—also reveals balance between stren gth in the upper portion of the leg, especially the glutes, and the lower leg, especially the foot. By ensuring the upper and lower leg work in happy union, you’ll injury-proof your body against complaints including plantar fasciitis, ankle sprains, knee pain, and hip problems.

Read more at Yoga Journal.