BOSU Balance Trainer Ball : Core Workouts

HOW TO use the BOSU Balance Ball for Core Strengthening


Featured Product: BOSU Balance Trainer Ball (Home) and the BOSU Pro Balance Trainer Ball
Brand: BOSU
Purpose: Build strength, trim, and tone while improving your balance and coordination.
Compatible Exercises: Yoga, Stretching, Cardio, Strength Training, Balance Training
Rolling Sands Harmony Retail Sale Price: $109.98-149.98


Several different methods to do sit ups, crunches and leg lifts on the BOSU Balance Trainer for an extra challenge.

As your leading Fitness Equipment and Yoga Supply Store, we offer BOSU Pro Balance Trainer and BOSU Balance Trainer for Home at the lowest prices!

Massage : Back, Hip, Sciatica

HOW TO Massage Back, Hips and Sciatica using Foam Roller


Featured Product: Foam Roller 
Purpose: Use for sports training, to help enhance balance, for body awareness, to improve flexibility, and during dynamic strength training. In therapy or rehabilitation they help with muscle re-education and myofacial release. Use a foam roller to self massage the entire body
Compatible Exercises: Pilates, Strength Training, Self-Myofacial Release, Stretching


Here are some helpful tools to assist you with pain in your hips, back and sciatica.

  • Small smooth massage balls (similar to tennis balls, but with variable densities to choose from depending upon your pain level)
  • Large Spiky massage balls (larger balls are better for bigger muscle areas)
  • Foam Rollers are a great way to roll out the IT Band (side of thigh), hips, glutes, and back
  • Body Rolling Ball is a larger durable vinyl ball that is adjustable in inflation and feels good on the larger gluteus muscles and back muscles in addition to hamstrings
  • TheraCane to apply pressure to release knots
More massage tips from Save Yourself website.  To release trigger points in this area, there are several tools you can use:

BOSU Balance Trainer Ball : Upper Body Workout

HOW TO use the BOSU Balance Ball for Upper Body


Featured Product: BOSU Balance Trainer Ball (Home) and the BOSU Pro Balance Trainer Ball
Brand: BOSU
Purpose: Build strength, trim, and tone while improving your balance and coordination.
Compatible Exercises: Yoga, Stretching, Cardio, Strength Training, Balance Training
Rolling Sands Harmony Retail Sale Price: $109.98-149.98


More fun on the BOSU…This time working the upper body with push ups, tricep dips, planks with variations, and more.  In this video, she is using the PRO version of the BOSU (no feet on the bottom), but these exercises can be done on the Home Version just the same – the feet are small and set in so as not to interfere with hand placement on the pushups and plank poses.

As your leading Fitness Equipment and Yoga Supply Store, we offer BOSU Pro Balance Trainer and BOSU Balance Trainer for Home at the lowest prices!

BOSU Balance Trainer Ball : Lower Body Workout

HOW TO use the BOSU Balance Ball for Lower Body Strengthening


Featured Product: BOSU Balance Trainer Ball (Home) and the BOSU Pro Balance Trainer Ball
Brand: BOSU
Purpose: Build strength, trim, and tone while improving your balance and coordination.
Compatible Exercises: Yoga, Stretching, Cardio, Strength Training, Balance Training
Rolling Sands Harmony Retail Sale Price: $109.98-149.98


A slew of workouts are quickly given throughout this video.  A great way to just sit back and watch the video and then grab your BOSU and “give it a go”.  After watching these quick ideas, it made me want to jump on one and just start playing!

As your leading Fitness Equipment and Yoga Supply Store, we offer BOSU Pro Balance Trainer and BOSU Balance Trainer for Home at the lowest prices!

BOSU Balance Trainer Ball : Yoga Chair Pose

HOW TO use the BOSU Balance Ball for Yoga Balance in Chair Pose 


Featured Product: BOSU Balance Trainer Ball (Home) and the BOSU Pro Balance Trainer Ball
Brand: BOSU
Purpose: Build strength, trim, and tone while improving your balance and coordination.
Compatible Exercises: Yoga, Stretching, Cardio, Strength Training, Balance Training
Rolling Sands Harmony Retail Sale Price: $109.98-149.98


As your leading Fitness Equipment and Yoga Supply Store, we offer BOSU Pro Balance Trainer and BOSU Balance Trainer for Home at the lowest prices! The Home version is about 4 lbs lighter and has feet on the bottom for traction, whereas the Pro version has a non-marking, non-skid base with no feet.

Yoga Blocks : Increase Your Reach

HOW TO Use Yoga Blocks for Increasing your Reach


Featured Product: Yoga Blocks
Brand: Rolling Sands Harmony
Purpose:  Assist with flexibility and balance during stretches and yoga poses
Compatible Exercises  Iyengar, Hatha, Anusara, Ashtanga, Power Yoga, Restorative and Pre-Natal yoga practices
Rolling Sands Harmony Retail Sale Price: $9.78 (*We carry a selection of other Yoga Blocks with varying materials and sizes.)


Many times we use Yoga Blocks to, as I like to say, increase the length of our arms, or bring the floor closer to us.  When we use our props in such a way, it allows us to focus on more important things in our yoga practice – such as proper alignment.  It brings stability into a pose when, without the blocks, we’d feel unstable if unable to press our hands into the earth.  Using Yoga Blocks, isn’t just for beginners.  We can use them when we challenge ourselves with new poses, or even just to bring more body awareness into a pose.

Here are a few examples of using a yoga block “to bring the floor closer to us”.

Pyramid with a Yoga Block

Pyramid:  Blocks allow us to focus on squaring our hips instead of hinging fully forward.

 

 

 

Reverse Lunge with a Yoga Block

 

Reverse Lunge:  Blocks allow us to practice with a flat back without needing to hinge fully forward to support ourselves with hands on the floor.

 

 

 

Triangle with Yoga Block

 

Triangle Pose:  Use a block under the hand to provide lift and focus on lengthening through both sides of the body and revolving the heart open.

 

 

Revolved Low Lunge with Yoga Block

In Twisting Poses yoga blocks help open our hearts and chest and revolve into the twist with more space.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hero Pose with Block

A yoga block can be used in seated poses to lift our hips and take pressure off of our knees.  Try a block in Hero Pose.

 

 

 

Scale Pose with Yoga Blocks

Yoga Blocks under our hands in Scale Pose give us more freedom and space to lift our hips and feet off of the floor.

 

 

Half Moon with Block

Use a yoga block under your hand in Half Moon to focus more on rotating our hips open and building a strong core with less effort on maintaining our balance.

 

 

 

Yoga Blocks are generally available in two different sizes:  3″ Yoga Block or 4″ Yoga Block.  They are offered in a variety of materials – foam blocks, cork yoga blocks, yoga blocks made of lightweight Balsa Wood, and even yoga blocks made of recycled materials.  Choosing between the sizes depends on how you prefer to use your blocks – do you want stability (4″ block) or do you just need a ‘little’ lift (3″)?  To choose from the materials ask yourself if weight of the block is important, or price, or do you want eco-friendly, or even more simply, is color important to you?

Massage Balls : Feet

HOW TO Use Massage Balls for your Feet


Featured Product: Muscle Knot Relief Balls 
Brand: JFit
Purpose:  Release tight muscles, knots or adhesions and tension
Compatible Uses: Neck, jaw, shoulder, rotator cuff, lower back, hips, knees, calf muscles, and feet
Rolling Sands Harmony Retail Sale Price: $16.98 (*We carry a selection of other Massage Balls. Spiky Balls by FitBALL, Hand Renewal Therapy Balls by Rejuvenation, Mini Massage Balls by JFit, Muscle Massage Kit by Rejuvenation)


Treat your feet with these exercises using massage balls.  Reduce aches and pains and improve balance by remembering to exercise and stretch your feet, too.

Hand Weights : Pilates Butterfly

HOW TO do the Pilates Butterfly Exercises with Hand Weights


Featured Product: Hand Weights (1 lbs, 3 lbs, 5 lbs)
Brand: JFit
Purpose: Develop upper body strength
Compatible Exercises: Pilates, Strength training, Core Training, Walking, Jogging, Balance Training
Rolling Sands Harmony Retail Sale Price: $6.98-$11.98


In under two minutes you’ll learn how to do the Pilates Butterfly exercise using small hand weights.  The Butterfly is an arm workout that also incorporates a spinal rotation to help loosen up back muscles.

Balance/Wobble Board : Plank w/ Knee Crossover

HOW TO do a Plank w/ Knee Crossover using a Balance or Wobble Board


Featured Product: Round Balance Board 
Brand: J Fit
Purpose:  Improve balance and coordination at the same time increasing strength and reaction time
Compatible Exercises: Strength Training, Balance Training, Coordination Training and overall Toning
Rolling Sands Harmony Retail Sale Price: $28.98


A quick video showing how to perform this plank variation while on a Balance Board.

Balance Boards, Wobble Boards, and Balance Discs come in a variety of sizes and materials but essentially can be used interchangeably in a variety of exercises. Balance Boards, or Wobble Boards, are wood with a round base to create your unstable surface. While the Balance Discs are made of a soft inflatable vinyl.

As your leading Fitness Equipment and Yoga Supply Store, we offer a Round Balance Board at the lowest price!

Yoga Straps : Relieve Back Pain

HOW TO Relieve Back Pain using Yoga Straps


Featured Product: Yoga Straps 
Brand: Varies
Purpose:  Improve Balance, Strengthen Yoga Poses, Assist with Flexibility
Compatible Exercises: Yoga, Stretching
Rolling Sands Harmony Retail Sale Price: $5.58-$15.98

 


Many people suffer from chronic back pain. This video will teach us how to do three yoga poses that will help relieve our pain. The poses are: Reclining Big Toe, Standing Twist, and Legs Up the Wall. If practiced daily, you are sure to see some results.

Before following along with this video, gather your yoga mat, two yoga blankets, a yoga strap, and finally a folding chair (or straight-back chair).


Back Pain:
Yoga – Postures To Help Relieve Back Pain