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Red Flags: Listen to your Aches and Pains

Yamuna® Body Rolling is a self-care technique to help with the minor aches and pains in everyday life.

Listening to your Body’s Red Flags

Listening to your body is a important tool for dynamic aging and wellness.  Recently, I noticed that my walking pattern had changed slightly. On more than one occasion, I noticed an ache in the front of my foot. It was causing me to have a small limp. My body was giving me a warning to pay attention. For that reason, I like to call these warnings “red flags.”

Little red flags are those very small twinges of discomfort that we tend to ignore. The hope is that they will just go away and life will get back normal. However, much like a red flag waving on a beach, it is communicating that there is a potential for impending danger. Ignoring these warnings over the long term can lead to a decline in how your body moves and a potential for deterioration of your joints. Therefore, dealing with the red flags that our body sends is a key to body sustainability.

There are many therapeutic techniques that promote healing in the body. For example, there is massage, Bowenwork, acupuncture, chiropractic, and yoga to name a few. In addition, Yamuna® Body Rolling is a technique that works deeply and effectively. It is unique because you can deliver the treatment to yourself.

 

Yamuna Body Rolling: Key to Body Sustainability

Yamuna® Body Rolling is a great self-care technique to help with the minor aches and pains in everyday life. This technique involves body rolling routines where a person uses uniquely designed Yamuna balls and their body weight. By rolling on the muscles in a slow, controlled manner, one can feel the tightness in that part of the body release.

For my particular “red flag,” I chose to use the Yamuna Gold Ball on the top of my foot while in a kneeling position. Taking time to breathe and bear weight into the ball allowed my ankle and foot to decompress. For this particular routine, I used my hand to align my heel and forefoot with my knee and hip. As a result, my ankle and toes became more flexible. I was able to walk pain-free. The key to a quick resolution was addressing this ache as soon as I began noticing it.

 

 

Work Both Sides of the Body

Want to get started with Yamuna Body Rolling?

Often, our body compensates on the opposite side of our injury to balance out asymmetries.  It is very important to always work both sides of the body because many times we are unaware of these holding patterns.

Yamuna Body Rolling is a self-care technique that allows one to take the impact out of the body. It feels amazing to roll out your spine at the end of the day.  Learning simple routines for the torso, arms and legs is time well spent for body sustainability, sports performance, and dynamic aging.

Dynamic Aging

Katy Bowman, movement specialist and biomechanist explains that ‘aging isn’t something that happens suddenly when we get old. It is happening now and much of it is spent in the sitting position.’  What are you building into your body? Extreme sports, everyday wear & tear, prolonged sitting at work, or an old injury can alter our alignment. Pay attention to the little red flags before they become giant roadblocks. Ignoring the warning is not wise. Dealing with the problem soon is an ounce of prevention rather than waiting and having to deliver the pound of cure.

 

“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Categories: Body Sustainability
Post by Mary Falk PT on October 4, 2017

Red Flags: Listen to your Aches and Pains

Yamuna® Body Rolling is a self-care technique to help with the minor aches and pains in everyday life.

Listening to your Body’s Red Flags

Listening to your body is a important tool for dynamic aging and wellness.  Recently, I noticed that my walking pattern had changed slightly. On more than one occasion, I noticed an ache in the front of my foot. It was causing me to have a small limp. My body was giving me a warning to pay attention. For that reason, I like to call these warnings “red flags.”

Little red flags are those very small twinges of discomfort that we tend to ignore. The hope is that they will just go away and life will get back normal. However, much like a red flag waving on a beach, it is communicating that there is a potential for impending danger. Ignoring these warnings over the long term can lead to a decline in how your body moves and a potential for deterioration of your joints. Therefore, dealing with the red flags that our body sends is a key to body sustainability.

There are many therapeutic techniques that promote healing in the body. For example, there is massage, Bowenwork, acupuncture, chiropractic, and yoga to name a few. In addition, Yamuna® Body Rolling is a technique that works deeply and effectively. It is unique because you can deliver the treatment to yourself.

 

Yamuna Body Rolling: Key to Body Sustainability

Yamuna® Body Rolling is a great self-care technique to help with the minor aches and pains in everyday life. This technique involves body rolling routines where a person uses uniquely designed Yamuna balls and their body weight. By rolling on the muscles in a slow, controlled manner, one can feel the tightness in that part of the body release.

For my particular “red flag,” I chose to use the Yamuna Gold Ball on the top of my foot while in a kneeling position. Taking time to breathe and bear weight into the ball allowed my ankle and foot to decompress. For this particular routine, I used my hand to align my heel and forefoot with my knee and hip. As a result, my ankle and toes became more flexible. I was able to walk pain-free. The key to a quick resolution was addressing this ache as soon as I began noticing it.

 

 

Work Both Sides of the Body

Want to get started with Yamuna Body Rolling?

Often, our body compensates on the opposite side of our injury to balance out asymmetries.  It is very important to always work both sides of the body because many times we are unaware of these holding patterns.

Yamuna Body Rolling is a self-care technique that allows one to take the impact out of the body. It feels amazing to roll out your spine at the end of the day.  Learning simple routines for the torso, arms and legs is time well spent for body sustainability, sports performance, and dynamic aging.

Dynamic Aging

Katy Bowman, movement specialist and biomechanist explains that ‘aging isn’t something that happens suddenly when we get old. It is happening now and much of it is spent in the sitting position.’  What are you building into your body? Extreme sports, everyday wear & tear, prolonged sitting at work, or an old injury can alter our alignment. Pay attention to the little red flags before they become giant roadblocks. Ignoring the warning is not wise. Dealing with the problem soon is an ounce of prevention rather than waiting and having to deliver the pound of cure.

 

“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Categories: Body Sustainability

Post by Mary Falk PT on October 4, 2017

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