Wellness Pathway #128: Roll Your Body

One easy way to engage your body in the process of healing, limbering, and strengthening is to roll your body on a rubber ball. The size of the ball will determine what you can do. Large rubber balls, up to 65 centimeters (25 inches) in diameter, can be used to improve core stability, balance, and awareness. They really are quite versatile. Sitting at your desk on a ball burns calories and improves balance. Lifting hand weights on a ball increases resistance and develops coordination. Lying backwards on a ball, while holding a stick across your chest and moving side to side, relieves back pain and works a wide of muscle groups. You can order large balls from http://www.fitter1.com.

Smaller rubber balls, ranging from 75 to 225 centimeters (3 to 9 inches) in diameter, can be used as a form of stretching, meditation, and massage. These balls not only differ in size but also in density, so you can adjust the amount of pressure being applied to your muscles. You want to move, slowly, through the entire length of a muscle, from one end to the other. This can also be done at convenient times, such a lying on the floor while watching television or listening to music. You can order smaller balls, as well as an instructional video and CD, from http://www.bodylogic.com. Enjoy!

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Bob Tschannen-Moran

President, LifeTrek Coaching Internationalwww.LifeTrekCoaching.com
CEO & Co-Founder, Center for School Transformationwww.SchoolTransformation.com
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