Daily Archives: January 15, 2009

On the Ball

My back hurts constantly. Stretching helps, but sometimes I just can’t seem to stretch enough. I’ve imagined that doing back-bends would feel good, but I wouldn’t dare try it for fear of paralyzing or killing myself.

Then I thought a yoga ball might be just the thing!

I rarely spend money on things I don’t absolutely need because, quite frankly, I rarely have it to spend. yogaball-main_thumb2But as I was walking into Walmart this afternoon, right at the entrance where they display various sale items, was a shelf full of yoga balls in just my size. The balls come with an exercise guide and an air pump, and they were on sale for only $10! I couldn’t pass it up!

I managed to ease myself into the position illustrated here and it was everything I had hoped it would be, and more. It stretched not only my back, but my neck and chest as well. It felt great!

I’ll probably be a little sore, as with any new exercise or stretching routine, but this could be just the thing for me.

I’m thinking about getting one of these next. My butt would love me!