Body Rolling and Active Isolated Stretching will improve your body alignment, range of motion, flexibility, organ function, restrictions from old injuries, balance and core strength.
Both modalities are effective for all ages and have a host of applications.
Back Pain: Body Rolling routines stretch and elongate the spine making you feel taller, longer and leaner. Active Isolated stretching is a nurturing way to stretch the back because it allows the muscles to receive the length gradually and so they don't resist the change you are making. It is also great for the immune system because it moves energy through the body which has the bonus of de-stressing you as well!
Sciatica: Sciaticia is caused by tight glute (butt) muscles and the tightness can be released both through Body Rolling and Active Isolated Stretching. Body Rolling routines you stimulate the bones and tissues of your piriformis which is a part of your gluteal muscles. By keeping your legs, hips and hamstrings lose you will be less prone to this condition. The stretches of the gluteus medius, miniumus and the piriformis relaxes the tension in those areas and provides a great stretch and ultimately a re-set of the body.
Arthritis: Body Rolling can help reduce painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints. Active Isolated Stretching increases finger flexibility with the application of various stretches.
Shoulder/Neck Pain: Body Rolling routines stimulate the bone and tissue in the shoulder joint creating flexibility and space in your chest and shoulders. Active Isolated Stretching then works the muscles in your shoulder and neck, creating more circulation and blood flow in your shoulder and neck.
Knee Pain: You can work the legs, feet and knees with Body Rolling routines and you can significantly reduce knee pain. Additionally you can strengthen and stretch the various muscles surrounding the knee joint with Active Isolated Stretching. Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) methods help to free up your knees. A series of stretches is meant as an overall protocol for healthy knees. Some of the stretches access muscles that surround the hip as well.
Problems with your feet including Plantar Fasciitis: Yamuna Foot Fitness is a program that promotes flexibility in the feet. There are several exercises that help to “wake up” different parts of the feet creating balance, strength, flexibility and movement from the heel to the ball of the foot and toes. The feet are on the most important part of our body and when you take care of your feet you take care of your entire body.
Maintaining your Body Before/After Pregnancy: Body Rolling promotes healthy hip function which is necessary for a healthy baby and body. A total hip protocol with Active Isolated Stretching opens the different muscles and tissues in the hip joint and allows you to have more mobile hip function.
Improve Posture: Having good posture is as important as eating right, exercising, and getting a good night's sleep. When you have good posture you have healthy organ function and you are less prone to having spinal issues. Having good posture allows you to live with more energy, less stress and fatigue. If you don’t have good posture, you can't really be physically fit.