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Lotus flower



Joined: 30 Dec 2013
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:30 am    Post subject: Tennis balls Reply with quote

Hi, I recently attended a yin yoga/ fascia workshop which was very interesting and informative. The reason for my post is we used tennis balls by placing them in various positions and then lying on them in order to loosen the fascia. Pi was wondering where I can find information on this as it's something I would like to incorporate into my personal practice. Thanks x
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Bernie



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:01 am    Post subject: Body rolling with balls Reply with quote

Working with balls (from softer tennis balls to hard rubber balls) could be used as massage devices. Remember the principles in yin yoga however: long held, static stresses - but never to the point of pain. There are many possible ways to use balls to help increase a stress on the connective tissues or deepen the stress while in certain poses. While I have not found it necessary to go there (most of the time, I get enough juice just as it is, thank you very much) for some people this may be a fun and effective way to do their yin practice.

You may want to check out Yamuna body rolling. Or you can get Bella Dreizler's book: Letting Go: Roll & Relax Into Release. She talks in depth about how to use foam rollers, pokey balls and tennis balls to release areas of tightness.

Cheers
Bernie
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jebac



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like to use tennis balls as well but I find them a little unpractical because you have to lie on the ground and slide.
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YuangYoga



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love using my rubber ball. It can hit so many places I could never get by myself.
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EmmaM



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info. I'd probably use tennis balls too.
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