As many of you know, Arthritis is a condition that many people suffer from, a condition that can cause debilitating pain and discomfort. It mainly affects joints. It is caused by painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints. However, when you participate in stretching and movement modalities this can lessen the effects. Body Rolling is an effective form of movement for helping to treat pain from arthritis because the Yamuna Balls stimulate bone, elongate, muscles, release fascia and create length and space in the spine and in the joints. It is the ultimate workout...fitness, self massage and healing all rolled into one!
There are multiple local causes that support and raise funds for Arthritis. The Arthritis Foundation in Tampa is one of these organizations. I was a participant in their 2015 Jingle Bell 5k Run just last month.
Recently, I began working with a woman suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis and after several Body Rolling sessions her level of pain has decreased dramatically. My client Jane shared the following:
“One of my best friends suggested that I try Yamuna Body Rolling to help relieve some of my arthritis pain. She had recently taken a class from Emily Stein and it had relieved some sciatic pain that she was experiencing. Emily came to my house and gave me a private beginner’s lesson. It was great! I felt like I had had a deep tissue massage. After several months of body rolling it amazes me how much better I feel and look. Emily is very knowledgeable and is an excellent trainer.
The Yamuna Gold Ball is recommended for people who suffer from fibromyalgia and bone problems (such as osteoporosis, arthritis, or spinal rigidity), and can be comfortably used by those in rehabilitation from injury or surgery and those who are pregnant.
Here’s a Basic Routine that you might find helpful. Rolling up the center of the Spine:
Using the Yamuna Gold Ball Start Seated with the ball at the base of your spine. Hold the ball so it does not slip out.
Inhale and Exhale and focus on your abdominal muscles from your back to the ball and press your back against the ball. Moving ever so slowly, roll the ball up the center of the spine. When the ball reaches your upper back hold your head with your hands. Then lower your shoulders to the ground and find the ball under your neck. Relax here and enjoy!