This simple to do standing Pilates exercise is perfect for those who are looking to improve their lower body awareness and balance. The key to this exercise is to achieve alignment between your feet, ankles, knees and hip. Creating balance between these key landmarks of your leg can help with all manner of issues from calf and hamstring strain, ACL and MCL injury, to shin splint and Achilles issues.
This Pilates exercise will strengthen the muscles around your ankles for better stability, key for running and sports that involve running like tennis, football and rugby. It also helps improve your static balance which is important for everyone no matter whether you play sport or not.