Yamuna® Body Rolling
"If everyone knew how to care for their body,
we could prevent many of the
unnecessary structural problems that
eventually age us before our time,"
- Yamuna Zake
Yamuna Zake, a master body therapist, is the creator of the YAMUNA® Body Rolling fitness and therapy system (YBR), the YAMUNA® Body Logic (YBL) hands-on therapy, and YAMUNA® Foot Fitness (YFF). These three related practices combine injury prevention, healing, and wellness that lasts a lifetime.
The Yamuna® philosophy is to empower people to take care of their own bodies. Her goal is to affordably give everyone access to optimal health, starting from the inside out: with the bones and muscles. "If everyone knew how to care for their body, we could prevent many of the unnecessary structural problems that eventually age us before our time," she says. Her clients and students can testify that when you have the tools to keep your body pain-free and flexible throughout life, you don’t experience the stiffness and restrictions associated with aging. You can also fix all sorts of problems, ranging from plantar fasciitis, bunions, sciatica, and herniated disks to fibromyalgia and low back, neck, and shoulder pain.
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, Yamuna® Body Rolling™ 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 of motion.
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 healing.
Lying over the ball, you literally roll your body out almost like dough, stretching and elongating your muscles. The Yamuna® Body Rolling™ 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.
Over more than 25 years, Yamuna has relieved all kinds of pain for thousands of people, teaching them how to achieve healthy, fully functioning bodies with minimal effort. She owns the YAMUNA® studio in Greenwich Village, offering classes, individual sessions, and professional training in YBR, YFF, and YBL. Her certified practitioners practice across the country and all over the world.
YAMUNA® BODY ROLLING™ is available at Pilates of New Jersey.
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