Practicing yoga on the ball means literally rolling in and out of asana. This approach works the core muscular and deep stabilizing muscles along the spine, including the transverse abdominis, quadratus lumborum and the multifidus, and hits these muscle fibers from various angles.
Balance is improved by using the therapy ball for yoga asana. Every time the body is required to perform balancing movements the inner ear is called into action. When the head moves the tiny hairs within the ear fire the nerves to in turn fire the brain. This action causes the brain to orchestrate the nervous system to adjust the parts of the body needed to keep us from falling off our ball.
Beyond the technical benefits, practicing yoga on the ball is pure, childlike fun!
Teacher: Noralea Dalkin