starting out with holding the "Riding Seat" position with arms out.
Raising arms above my head, first one
at a time, then both and placing hands on thighs all work on
balance and motor planning.
This position with my heels behind me is surprisingly comfortable. I
have been trying to help a client develop the trunk and
leg strength and flexibility to sit cross legged in school. I really
think that she should work with a physical therapist, but
since that isn't going to happen, I am happy that I decided to work on
this goal by having her sit a few laps with one leg crossed
with hip in external rotation and the other leg hanging.