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Yoga Ball: Benefits And Uses

by Arpita Wadhawan
Yoga Ball

A yoga ball also known as the exercise/ Swiss ball is used frequently for physical therapy, yoga, exercise, and training. The body learns to balance itself on the yoga ball thereby engaging the core muscles of the body. The abdominals and the back muscles are engaged during the use of a yoga ball.

The yoga ball is a great way to add a new twist to your routine. It provides extra support for moves that require endurance and flexibility. It also adds a balance challenge to some poses. The size of the ball makes a difference and you may want to use a smaller ball for some movements.

You can do rolling squats with the ball, Upward Facing Dog and Downward Facing Dog, Downward Dog with Leg Lift to Lunge Stretch, Seated Spinal Rotation, Seated Spinal Rotation, Warrior I to Warrior II and Side Angle, Torso Rotation, Prone Scissor Kicks, Superman on the Ball, Child’s Pose, Forearm Balance, Bridge on the Ball, Lying Hip Stretch and many other such yoga asanas.

While yoga itself is a wonderful body balance routine, adding a yoga ball adds a challenging twist. It allows you to feel your body movements as you connect with your inner self. Help to strengthen and make you more flexible. The yoga ball is your great trainer for holistic fitness that can invigorate your body-mind-soul system with new energy.

The yoga ball is easy to use but requires a trained hand to teach you the nitty gritty’s of it. Even kids can be taught to use the yoga ball while doing their fitness routine. The yoga ball is all about developing a healthy habit and having fun at the same time. It helps to promote focus, challenges you. It is important to match the right ball for your yoga.

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