“The Roll Model” (Book Review)

Roll Model Ball Therapy: A New Trend?

A new trend is emerging among some yoga studios. They are offering a special treatment for their clients.

What does it mean exactly?

Well, there’s no way to tell without getting into the specifics of what they’re doing or how much money they’re charging you. But if you’ve ever had any interest in rolling with a professional instructor, then this might not be good news!

What do I mean by a “roll model”?

It means that your teacher will be rolling with you while you practice yoga. You’ll both be moving through poses together.

Sounds pretty cool right?

Well, it kind of is! But it’s not just a one time thing either. Some teachers are going to go back and forth between teaching you and rolling with you at different times during the day or night. So when you see them, it could be because they’re rolling with someone else or maybe they’re just rolling alone.

Why would anyone want to do this?

Well, let me give you a few reasons why you might want to consider this new trend:

You may have been practicing yoga for years and never really felt like your teacher was paying attention to you. Or perhaps you were feeling overwhelmed by all the poses and didn’t feel comfortable enough in any of them. Maybe you didn’t have a sense of community in your class or even just felt like your teacher was out of shape.

These are all things that could potentially be improved by rolling with other students and your teacher for the day.

If you’re struggling with some health issues, then this might be something that you can benefit from as well. It’s a good way to make sure that your body is moving in a way that doesn’t cause any unnecessary pain. It might even be a good way to make sure that you’re getting the most out of your routine.

If you have any injuries then this is probably something that you should try out.

If you are one of those people who are really drawn to the sense of community in a group setting, then this just might be the thing for you! Most teachers who have gone through the proper training suggest that you try it with a group of friends, rather than going alone. Trust me, they know what they’re talking about when it comes to this stuff.

Bringing It All Together!

You might be wondering…well how do

I go about trying this new thing out?

Well, you could try finding a nearby class that is offering this as part of their regular routine or you could hire a private instructor if there isn’t one in your area.

It doesn’t matter if you are a complete newbie or have been practicing for years, this is a great way to bring more awareness into the way that you move and help you become a better practitioner in general.

However, before you just jump in and start rolling with your classmates, make sure that you get a chance to talk to your instructor to see if this is something that you might be able to try out or if it is something that you should steer clear of. It’s not for everyone and some people may even find that it makes their pains much worse.

If You Are In The Pacific Northwest…

The good news is, there are a few people out there who are doing this and it’s much easier to find a private instructor in the Pacific Northwest. My good friend, Heather Corrina, is not only a great instructor but she also happens to be one of the best instructors in the Pacific Northwest and she does these private classes on a regular basis.

Not only that, but she’s also got some special deals for my readers if you find yourself in the area! Here’s a little bit about Heather and her work on these types of classes:

Heather Corrina holds a BA in Dance and Movement Studies from Reed College, where she studied with Joellen Cooper, and received formal training through the Alexander Technique and Labanotation. She is a dancer, yoga teacher, and the owner of Body Mind Motion studios in Redmond and Bellevue, Washington. Heather has been teaching movement classes for 15 years.

She has experience teaching all ages and levels, from children with special needs to professional athletes.

Heather first experienced Yoga in college and took to it immediately. She found how it revolutionized her body, mind, and spirit. Her classes are rooted in Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga but also incorporate alignment principles from the Alexander Technique, traditional hatha yoga, and her dance background.

Her classes are challenging physically as well as nourishing mentally and spiritually.

Heather’s classes are centered around breath and alignment principles to awaken your body. Her classes are geared for students of all levels (including beginners) but will inspire even the most experienced yogi.

You can check out her website here.

And here is a link to her private instruction website!

So there you have it, there are some different options for you if you’d like to try this type of thing out. Once again, there is no right or wrong way when it comes to getting help. No matter what you do, if you are concerned about your pain then seek out some professional help because it’s a lot better than suffering needlessly!

As for myself, I’m probably going to try out the private instruction route. It’s a little more expensive but I really feel like this could be beneficial to me in the long run and I can always use the help with my body mechanics!

If you haven’t already seen it, here is my in-depth interview with physical therapist Ken Gaubatz that you might find interesting.

Alright friends, I’m going to leave it here for today. In the next part of this series I’m going to cover some of the stretches and exercises that you can do on a daily basis with no equipment required!

Make sure you check in then and until then, take care of yourself and I hope you’re able to get the tools you need to live the life you desire!

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Have an awesome day!

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