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Sitting on a Yamuna® Ball

Building hip flexibility and core strength are two of the many benefits of this Yamuna® Body Rolling routine.

Sitting on a Yamuna Ball is an important Yamuna Body Rolling routine because it works of the foundation of the torso, where the leg and pelvis connect. Learning how to sit on a Yamuna Ball strengthens the core and promotes an upright posture.  One of the many benefits is increased flexibility of the hips.


Don’t lose the ability to get down and up off the floor.

As we age, our hip joints stiffen. Getting down and up off the floor becomes more and more difficult. This Yamuna Body Rolling routine helps bridge the gap. It helps to loosen up the hip muscles and hamstrings. Sitting on a Yamuna ball utilizes your body weight and the gentle pressure of the ball on the bone where these muscles attach. This initiates an unwinding or muscular release in the hip.

The “Sit Bones” are the Key

The hamstring muscle group attaches to the ischial tuberosity, also known as “the sit bone.”  This is where you want to be sitting on the Yamuna ball. The key to this exercise is stimulating the bone at the point where a muscle attaches which initiates a muscular release.

Important Precaution: Never sit on the tailbone, but work one side and then the other.

Is it difficult to balance on the ball? Try sitting with your back against the wall for support. Is getting down onto the floor is not an option? An alternative is to use the pair of Yamuna Black (calf) balls while sitting in a chair.


Benefits

yamuna body rolling
Spending more time sitting on the floor increases hip flexibility.
  • Practicing this simple routine will increase core strength.
  • This is a starting point for many of the body rolling routines. It sets the stage for progressing in your Yamuna Body Rolling practice.
  • Developing an awareness of your “sit bones” will promote better sitting posture.
  • Bearing weight on the Yamuna ball where the hip muscles and hamstrings attach to the bone will initiate a muscular release.
  • Improves hip flexibility.
  • Helps to maintain the skill of getting down and up off the floor.
  • Eases hip and back discomfort.

Want to order a Yamuna Ball?

Categories: Body Sustainability, Hip pain relief, Yamuna Body Rolling
Post by Mary Falk PT on June 7, 2016

Sitting on a Yamuna® Ball

Building hip flexibility and core strength are two of the many benefits of this Yamuna® Body Rolling routine.

Yamuna Body Rolling

Sitting on a Yamuna Ball is an important Yamuna Body Rolling routine because it works of the foundation of the torso, where the leg and pelvis connect. Learning how to sit on a Yamuna Ball strengthens the core and promotes an upright posture.  One of the many benefits is increased flexibility of the hips.


Don’t lose the ability to get down and up off the floor.

As we age, our hip joints stiffen. Getting down and up off the floor becomes more and more difficult. This Yamuna Body Rolling routine helps bridge the gap. It helps to loosen up the hip muscles and hamstrings. Sitting on a Yamuna ball utilizes your body weight and the gentle pressure of the ball on the bone where these muscles attach. This initiates an unwinding or muscular release in the hip.

The “Sit Bones” are the Key

The hamstring muscle group attaches to the ischial tuberosity, also known as “the sit bone.”  This is where you want to be sitting on the Yamuna ball. The key to this exercise is stimulating the bone at the point where a muscle attaches which initiates a muscular release.

Important Precaution: Never sit on the tailbone, but work one side and then the other.

Is it difficult to balance on the ball? Try sitting with your back against the wall for support. Is getting down onto the floor is not an option? An alternative is to use the pair of Yamuna Black (calf) balls while sitting in a chair.


Benefits

yamuna body rolling
Spending more time sitting on the floor increases hip flexibility.
  • Practicing this simple routine will increase core strength.
  • This is a starting point for many of the body rolling routines. It sets the stage for progressing in your Yamuna Body Rolling practice.
  • Developing an awareness of your “sit bones” will promote better sitting posture.
  • Bearing weight on the Yamuna ball where the hip muscles and hamstrings attach to the bone will initiate a muscular release.
  • Improves hip flexibility.
  • Helps to maintain the skill of getting down and up off the floor.
  • Eases hip and back discomfort.

Want to order a Yamuna Ball?

Categories: Body Sustainability, Hip pain relief, Yamuna Body Rolling

Post by Mary Falk PT on June 7, 2016

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