Yoga on the Ball: Enhance Your Yoga Practice Using the Exercise Ball

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By Carol Mitchell

Publisher : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company

ABOUT Carol Mitchell

Carol Mitchell
Carol Mitchell is a Certified Medical Exercise Specialist and international fitness trainer whose methods have been featured on television, radio, and in newspapers. She has released two videos and her work has been featured in the Canadian Medical Journal. She offers seminars on creating  More...



Blends the ancient science of yoga with the unique training possibilities of the exercise ball to create an innovative and effective workout.

• A unique combination of Hatha Yoga asanas and ball work that builds lean muscles while providing natural stress relief.

• Includes a comprehensive workout adaptable to the needs of the beginner and those with a more advanced practice.

Written by Certified Medical Exercise Specialist Carol Mitchell, Yoga on the Ball combines the science of yoga with the technology of the exercise ball to create a workout that can be tailored to all fitness levels. Moving through yoga postures while using the exercise ball is meditation in motion. It allows you to engage several muscle groups simultaneously to create a total body workout and to lose weight naturally as your metabolism increases with special breathing techniques. The exercise ball provides a soft and cushioning base for the strong stretches and graceful movements of the yoga exercises, and with only a slight roll of the ball, the deep stretches can be altered to target different areas of the muscles.

The complete workout lets you choose between sculpting your muscles with cardiovascular and muscle-toning exercises or relaxing your body and mind with stretching and breathing exercises. Yoga on the Ball pairs breathing and movement to create a rejuvenating flow of energy that will realign your mind and body, leaving you feeling calm, strong, and centered.

"I highly recommend this fabulous guide for enhancing your own yoga practice."
Sasha Reyes, Natural Beauty & Health, October 2003

“Carol Mitchell has done a superb job of weaving ancient tradition with modern innovation. A must-read for all yoga enthusiasts!”
Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D., author of Meditation

Yoga on the Ball combines the ancient wisdom of yoga with modern techniques to create a unique approach to building strength and flexibility. A fun, simple, and healthy way to fitness.”
Judith Hanson Lasater, PH.D., P.T., author of Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times

“I recommend this book to anyone looking for a new way to practice yoga.”
Richard Usatine, M.D., author of Yoga Rx

“At last! A new program that merges the ancient art of yoga with the modern science of exercise physiology. In an easy-to-use format Yoga on the Ball provides it all--training for flexibility, strength, and endurance of body, mind, and spirit.”
Sam Dworkis, author of Recovery Yoga

“A clear, comprehensive, and user-friendly book that facilitates a deeper understanding of yoga and its benefits while traveling an unconventional path. The yoga practices are equally accessible to beginners and skilled practitioners, providing useable knowledge for every reader. Highly recommended.”
Leigh Crews, national spokesperson for the American Council on Exercise