Thank You for the prompt reply.
Incidentally I do use the ball for a gentle roll on the which I find releases the spinal pressure after a long day. I am very aware about the body when I do these exercises and stop at the slighest discomfort.
Is there any problem with rolling the ball on the spine as I have mentioned above ? I use a 6 " ball -the air has been adjusted so that it is quite soft and blends in with the curvature of the spine.
[QUOTE=SweetPeainSF;4960718]Hi -- welcome to the boards.
I don't think there is any problem with using a ball for self-massage, as long as you aren't rolling it around on your spine, which it doesn't sound like you are. I use a couple of tennis balls between my back and the wall. Physical therapists recommend tennis balls and working up to golf balls. I find that I have more control when standing than lying down on the balls, but obviously get less pressure going. Be careful with the yoga -- as an experienced practitioner, you are probably very conscious of your body, but certain yoga positions can be taxing on the lower back and cervical spine.[/QUOTE]