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Key Principles about Yamuna Body Rolling

What is Yamuna Body Rolling (YBR)? What makes it so unique amidst the other rolling techniques used in fitness centers and therapy clinics? In this post, five key principles about Yamuna Body Rolling will be presented that sets it apart from other body rolling techniques. 1.  Rolling from Origin To …

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Post by Mary Falk PT on March 15, 2018

Key Principles about Yamuna Body Rolling

What is Yamuna Body Rolling (YBR)? What makes it so unique amidst the other rolling techniques used in fitness centers and therapy clinics? In this post, five key principles about Yamuna Body Rolling will be presented that sets it apart from other body rolling techniques. 1.  Rolling from Origin To …

Categories: Yamuna Body Rolling

Post by Mary Falk PT on March 15, 2018

Learn Anatomy with Yamuna Body Rolling

One of the most challenging classes I took as a physical therapy student was anatomy. We had textbooks with detailed illustrations. Using index cards, I wrote the origin, insertion, nerve, artery and function of every muscle in the human body. Alongside my classmates, countless hours were spent quizzing each other …

Categories: Anatomy

Post by Mary Falk PT on November 12, 2017

Learning anatomy
Learning anatomy

Learn Anatomy with Yamuna Body Rolling

One of the most challenging classes I took as a physical therapy student was anatomy. We had textbooks with detailed illustrations. Using index cards, I wrote the origin, insertion, nerve, artery and function of every muscle in the human body. Alongside my classmates, countless hours were spent quizzing each other …

Categories: Anatomy

Post by Mary Falk PT on November 12, 2017

Red Flags: Listen to your Aches and Pains

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 …

Categories: Body Sustainability

Post by Mary Falk PT on October 4, 2017

Red Flags: Listen to your Aches and Pains

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 …

Categories: Body Sustainability

Post by Mary Falk PT on October 4, 2017

Anchor your Ribs

Simple movements during everyday activities can be helping or hurting you when it comes to your abdominal muscles. One such movement is reaching overhead. We do it everyday when we reach something from a high cupboard or shelf. Learning an easy movement concept can help protect the abdominal muscles from …

Categories: Diastasis Recti

Post by Mary Falk PT on August 18, 2017

Anchor your Ribs

Simple movements during everyday activities can be helping or hurting you when it comes to your abdominal muscles. One such movement is reaching overhead. We do it everyday when we reach something from a high cupboard or shelf. Learning an easy movement concept can help protect the abdominal muscles from …

Categories: Diastasis Recti

Post by Mary Falk PT on August 18, 2017

Foam Rolling vs. Yamuna Body Rolling: Which is better for You?

Foam rolling has gained popularity in the current culture of exercise. Foam rollers are a common sight in gyms and used for tight IT Bands, Quads, and Hamstrings. Yamuna® Body Rolling has been around for over two decades.  Although it is not as well known as foam rolling, the question …

Categories: Body Rolling, Exercise, Natural Pain Relief, Yamuna Body Rolling

Post by Mary Falk PT on April 22, 2017

Foam rolling Yamuna body rolling
Foam rolling Yamuna body rolling

Foam Rolling vs. Yamuna Body Rolling: Which is better for You?

Foam rolling has gained popularity in the current culture of exercise. Foam rollers are a common sight in gyms and used for tight IT Bands, Quads, and Hamstrings. Yamuna® Body Rolling has been around for over two decades.  Although it is not as well known as foam rolling, the question …

Categories: Body Rolling, Exercise, Natural Pain Relief, Yamuna Body Rolling

Post by Mary Falk PT on April 22, 2017

A Simple Foot Treatment

Many people stand with their center of gravity falling forward into their toes. As a result, the big toe takes the majority of the weight. Unfortunately, this predisposes the feet to problems such as bunions, fallen arches, plantar fasciitis, and Morton’s neuroma. Developing an awareness of where your heel strikes …

Categories: Body Sustainability, Exercise, Feet, Foot pain, Knees, Pain, Posture, Yamuna Foot Fitness

Post by Mary Falk PT on February 17, 2017

A Simple Foot Treatment

Many people stand with their center of gravity falling forward into their toes. As a result, the big toe takes the majority of the weight. Unfortunately, this predisposes the feet to problems such as bunions, fallen arches, plantar fasciitis, and Morton’s neuroma. Developing an awareness of where your heel strikes …

Categories: Body Sustainability, Exercise, Feet, Foot pain, Knees, Pain, Posture, Yamuna Foot Fitness

Post by Mary Falk PT on February 17, 2017

Sitting on a Yamuna® Ball

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 …

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

Post by Mary Falk PT on June 7, 2016

Yamuna Body Rolling
Yamuna Body Rolling

Sitting on a Yamuna® Ball

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 …

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

Post by Mary Falk PT on June 7, 2016

Fall Prevention with a Winter Weather Mindset

One in three people age 65+ will experience a fall serious enough to require medical attention. Already, in the past two weeks, four of my friends and family members have taken a spill. To prevent winter weather related falls, here are 8 tips to develop a fall prevention winter weather …

Categories: Fall Prevention, Healthy Living

Post by Mary Falk PT on November 29, 2015

Fall Prevention with a Winter Weather Mindset

One in three people age 65+ will experience a fall serious enough to require medical attention. Already, in the past two weeks, four of my friends and family members have taken a spill. To prevent winter weather related falls, here are 8 tips to develop a fall prevention winter weather …

Categories: Fall Prevention, Healthy Living

Post by Mary Falk PT on November 29, 2015

Yamuna® Body Rolling: Leg Alignment for Healthy Knees

Taking Care of the Knee Joint Blausen.com staff. “Blausen gallery 2014”. CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons   The knee joint is vulnerable to injury because of its design, location, and bio-mechanics. In order to maintain healthy knees and prevent injuries, it is important to preserve good leg alignment. Yamuna® Body …

Categories: Body Sustainability, Exercise, Knees, Yamuna Body Rolling, Yamuna balls

Post by Mary Falk PT on October 6, 2015

healthy knees with Yamuna body rolling
healthy knees with Yamuna body rolling

Yamuna® Body Rolling: Leg Alignment for Healthy Knees

Taking Care of the Knee Joint Blausen.com staff. “Blausen gallery 2014”. CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons   The knee joint is vulnerable to injury because of its design, location, and bio-mechanics. In order to maintain healthy knees and prevent injuries, it is important to preserve good leg alignment. Yamuna® Body …

Categories: Body Sustainability, Exercise, Knees, Yamuna Body Rolling, Yamuna balls

Post by Mary Falk PT on October 6, 2015

Roll out your Hip Pain with Yamuna® Body Rolling

Take Care of Your Hip Joint The hip joint is designed to withstand a large amount of impact. Because of its strategic location between the torso and the legs, it takes a lot of pressure from forces above and below. The spine, torso, arms, head, and internal organs press down …

Categories: Hip pain relief, Yamuna Body Rolling

Post by Mary Falk PT on September 15, 2015

Roll out your Hip Pain with Yamuna® Body Rolling

Take Care of Your Hip Joint The hip joint is designed to withstand a large amount of impact. Because of its strategic location between the torso and the legs, it takes a lot of pressure from forces above and below. The spine, torso, arms, head, and internal organs press down …

Categories: Hip pain relief, Yamuna Body Rolling

Post by Mary Falk PT on September 15, 2015

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