WHAT IS YAMUNA BODY ROLLING?
It's Health, Fitness & Massage rolled into one!
Yamuna Body Rolling is a revolutionary approach to health and fitness
using balls designed exclusively for this practice. It consists of a series
of routines using 6 to 10-inch balls. Unlike 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
Yamuna Body Rolling reeducates muscles and stimulates bone, creating
positive, permanent changes in the body.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Yamuna Body Rolling works the way a hands-on practitioner works -only
using a ball. The ball replaces hands as it moves on muscles to stretch
them, dislodge tension and discomfort, increase blood flow, and promote
Lying over the ball, you literally roll your body out almost like dough, stretching and elongating your muscles. The YBR routines follow specific
sequences that match the body's own logic and order. Starting where each muscle begins, at its origin, you roll toward where it attaches to the
point called its insertion.
The Yamuna Body Rolling practice has earned respect from chiropractors, physical therapists, Yoga instructors, Pilates and Gyrotonic instructors,
massage therapists, bodyworkers, fitness instructors and dance teachers.
"The beauty of Yamuna Body Rolling is that it takes you from the
origin of the muscle at the tendon, elongating the muscle while stimulating
the bone and soft tissue. Working with the body's own gravity, the exercises
ease movement in the muscles to the point of relaxation, offering one
of the finest weight-bearing exercises, with the benefits of a deep self-massage."
--Ms. Fitness Magazine
"The idea behind Body Rolling is that tension starts where the muscle originates-in the dense fibrous tendons that anchor them to bone. It's
this precise attention to stretching muscles from tendon to tendon that makes the exercise unique
After 15 minutes of doing the exercises
on both legs, I can bend over and place my palms flat against the floor, a move I can usually only execute at the end of a two-hour yoga class."