Why I Love The Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Balls
One of YOGA SOL’s most popular classes is Anh Chi’s Sun afternoon Candle Light Restorative where she often incorporates Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Balls. For those of you who have not yet experienced this exceptional practice, I asked Anh Chi to share some thoughts on the benefits of this therapeutic tool. Anh Chi shares…
My first experience with the Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Balls, Jill Miller taught us the upper-back sequence. It was a revelation to feel, sense, and release knots that I didn’t even know I had! When we took the balls out, my ribcage felt like it had melted into the floor and my breathing was more profound and expansive. After a few weeks of working with the balls, the neck pain that I had experienced –as result of a tree wacking me on the head and few other accidents– went away.
Since then, I’ve been sharing the benefits of these amazing little rubber balls with friends, family, and students. I love seeing people’s eyes light up when they talk about the results they’re getting. Regular self-massage helps to improve range of motion, reduce pain, promotes better posture and performance. In both the short and long-term, massage changes the physiology of the body so that we experience deeper states of well-being and wholeness.
You can experience the balls in my regular classes (BTW tennis balls can’t compare to the texture and consistency of the YTU balls) , or dive fully into a full-body rub-out on Saturday, June 8th, when we have our second Breathe In, Bliss Out workshop of the year.