Yamuna Body Rolling & Foot Fitness
Yamuna Body Rolling is a profound, yet simple approach to physical fitness and consists of a series of routines that uses a 6-10 inch ball to stretch muscles, freeing restrictions in all parts of the body, increasing blood flow and promoting healing. Although many people now use balls for stretching and body work, Body Rolling is different because it's done in a sequence that follows the body's own logic and order.
By systematically rolling muscles out from their origin in the direction of their insertion, Body Rolling frees joint restrictions and elongates muscles, giving them their optimal strength and tone. A Body Rolling routine involves a series of weight-resistant stretches, in which the weight of the body is used against the pressure of the ball to create a myofascial release that frees muscle restriction.
Whatever your specific exercise routine, over time it will build up repetitive stress on particular parts of your body. Body Rolling helps avoid injury by releasing the involved muscles, relieving tensions and pressure in the joints, and freeing specific holding patterns that the muscles develop.
Some of the Benefits of Body Rolling include:
- Improve Flexibility
- Increase Range of Motion
- Release Tight Muscles
- Increase Muscle Definition
- Heal Chronic Injuries Rolling out muscles through their entire length frees any scar tissue or myofascial restriction. For example, 95% of all muscle tears are at the tendon. Stimulating this tendon with Body Rolling brings increased blood flow, breaking up restrictive scar tissue and promoting healing.
Body Rolling can be incorporated into any type of workout, whether a group fitness class or Personal training. It's a great tool either as a warm-up or at the end of a session, especially if there's been any overexertion or impact to any joints. In a lower body workout, you can roll out specific muscles of the shoulder girdle, neck and upper back. Working with the abdomen, Body Rolling will help build long strong ab muscles, creating greater length in both torso and spine protecting the lower back.
Yamuna Foot Basics helps prevent or alleviate common foot problems such as:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Hammer Toes
- Morton’s Neuromas
- Flat Feet
- Fallen Arches
Our poor feet are constantly trapped in shoes and often with poor gait patterning, it's no wonder so many folks have feet problems these days!
Through the use of Foot Wakers and Foot Savers (two tools especially designed for working with the feet developed by Yamuna Zake) and individual rehabilitative attention, the stuck places in your feet which are causing you pain will gradually be opened up for a greater range of movement. The result of this will be a relief from any pain or discomfort you've been experiencing without the use of surgery. You will be taught how to care for your feet and do the prescribed exercises at home to maintain healthy movement.
**All of the Yamuna Body Rolling balls and products are sold at Wind Horse Sanctuary**