Yamuna Body Rolling YBR® (the name commonly used) is a revolutionary fitness and therapy system that combines healing, wellness and injury prevention. Increasing body awareness, it uses 4 to 10 inch specially designed balls to release and elongate muscles, improving posture and breaking old tension patterns that restrict movement. YBR offers a workout, a massage, and a chiropractic session all in one. Unlike some other ball exercises, YBR goes far beyond random movement and stretch. It allows you to work specific muscles in detail, to create suppleness in tight areas and optimize range of motion. YBR reeducates muscles and stimulates bone, creating positive, permanent changes in the body. You will feel relaxed and invigorated, enhancing performance in any sport or fitness program. Even people who do not have the time to exercise will benefit from the effects of this method, which helps achieve a lean and sleek body.
A Body Rolling session makes you feel like you’ve been working out strenuously because your circulation increases as you breathe deeply into the movements and most of you muscles are totally engaged. Body Rolling is a mild form of weight bearing, except backwards. Instead of working your muscles and tendons by lifting something heavy, you work them by using the mass of your own body weight. It also improves your equilibrium. Holding the positions while you roll works your core muscles. The very act of rolling over the ball engages muscles that promote stability and balance.
If you are experiencing muscles and pains that would benefit from deep tissue massage, Body Rolling is a great alternative! Many people find that even chronic low back pain greatly alleviated after stretching out the glutes and hamstrings. Even those who suffer from limited mobility such as shoulder bursitis find relief after the pectoral, back and neck muscles are deeply massaged through regular body rolling sessions.
The different size balls are designed for varied workout levels and are targeted for specific areas of the body. For example, the soft 10” Yellow ball is used for those with limited flexibility, osteoporosis or arthritis. It can also be used by those who prefer a gentler workout. The ball is used on back, hips, legs, thighs, arms, neck, shoulders, abs, and buttocks. The Yellow ball may be used on the stomach muscles for all fitness levels.
The slightly firmer 9” Silver ball (formally red) is considered the standard or “foundation” ball for those without physical limitations. It’s used for the same workout as the Yellow ball, except for the stomach.
Yamuna Body Rolling is a very powerful self -fixing and maintaining tool that everyone can do regardless of his age or physical limitations. YBR® organizes the body bringing all the parts back to working the way they should and can be. The commonly accepted belief that as you get older you get stiffer and lose mobility and can no longer do the things we used to do is not part of Yamuna’s belief system. She believes everyone should be able to achieve his personal best at every age.
In a Yamuna® Body Rolling class one learns to work on each part of the body, rolling the appropriate ball (vis-à-vis size and firmness) from the buttocks to the calf; from the tail bone up to the skull; from the abdomen up to the collar bone; from the collar bone out to the shoulder joint; and so on. Everywhere you have muscle connecting from one place to the next; this is the path along which Yamuna® Body Rolling takes you.
Yamuna® Body Rolling gives you the ability to “work on yourself ” anytime, anywhere, forever.
Yamuna foot fitness
You work your feet for the same reason that you work your biceps or triceps—to keep them fit. Your feet are what you stand on. They support everything the rest of your body does. So it makes sense to pay them at least as much attention as the rest of your body. Most people never think of their feet as needing any care other than wearing the right shoes. But the feet, which are the ends of the muscle chains of the legs, are tied up most of the day in those shoes. This constant restriction not only creates rigid feet but cuts off full function of the leg muscles. YFF restores function to both feet and legs. Everyone needs it. YFF gives the added benefit of reflex stimulation to all the vital organs and the rest of the body structure. Working the feet gives more benefit to the entire body than working any other body part. We begin with the walking test, empowering ou to assess your own feet, then we give the basic sitting, standing, and wall routines on the Foot Wakers.
YFF will help with plantar fasciitis and bunions as long as the client does the homework.