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Yoga is an excellent form of cross-training for any sport, from soccer to running to tennis. Why? Because you are working against your own body weight, you are not stressing your joints but you are still building strength.
Balancing poses such as tree pose (vrksasana) are excellent ways to build strength, and you will see progress if you practice them regularly. Balancing postures engage your core muscles and build core body strength. They also build strength in your legs and especially the quadriceps muscles, which support the knee.