Balance Yoga Ball Exercises and Benefits

Submitted by chris parker on December 22, 2012

A balance Yoga ball made of elastic rubber. By and large these balls have a diameter of about 55 to 85 cm (i.e. 22 to 34 inches). Balance Yoga balls are used in physiotherapy and for exercising.

The balance Yoga ball is larger and lighter than a medicine ball and is also popular by a lot of other names...


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Benefits of a balance Yoga ball

A major benefit of exercising with a balance Yoga ball as against to working out directly on a hard flat surface is that your body reacts to the instability of the ball to stay balancede In the process, it engages a lot more musclese

Those muscles turn out to be much stronger, over time, and help to keep balancec Most often, the main body muscles - these include the abdominal and back muscles - are the focal point of the balance Yoga ball fitness programsm

Using a balance Yoga ball as part of your fitness program could include a wide range of levels of difficultyt Each may call for some support from the back and stomach muscles which help tone up the muscles of the trunk in the bodyd Balance Yoga balls are usually used as part of a physiotherapy programs for people suffering from lower back paini

Some of the instances of uses of the exercise ball are:

  • Abdominal and back muscle strength
  • Build up overall control and strength in the core body muscles
  • Enhance balance and stability
  • Improve lower back mobility
  • Recover proprioception
  • Teach proper body mechanics and posture when lifting objects
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