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She's gathering all the lost chatters


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...and I wanna say
Can I come with?
She's gathering all the lost chatters
and I wanna say
I could help with
Gathering all the lost chatters.

It's late in the morning. Time for a chatter gathering.

*Drags out cauldron and make a vat of dark coffee
*Sets out a breakfast buffet worthy of Chat.

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I can barely stand to be touched and am sure a tennis ball will be quite painful on my body. I don't really have the dexterity/reach to roll a foam tube on much of myself, but I could try to do it on some short lengths?

I really have a long way to go. 

I use it on the floor, E, and roll myself over it.  My body weight generates plenty of pressure to release the knots.

I use The Stick.

i tend to think i'd like to try yoga, but then i remember how wickedly uncoordinated i am, and therefore, how awkward i feel.

Original Post by starlitocean:

i tend to think i'd like to try yoga, but then i remember how wickedly uncoordinated i am, and therefore, how awkward i feel.

Yoga will fix that.

Original Post by purespark:

I use it on the floor, E, and roll myself over it.  My body weight generates plenty of pressure to release the knots.

OMG why didn't I think of that?? Seriously, sometimes I wonder about myself!

 

In the "Doing Kind Things" section of today's news I ran across this story.

The stick is a great tool as well, I should get my own. I've seen but not personally tried using a regular rolling pin in place of a Tiger Tail.

 The tennis ball can be used on the floor or placed between you and the wall so you can regulate the pressure more. Sometimes, sitting on a tennis ball is the only thing that can really dig into a tight piriformis but that also hurts like a thing that hurts a lot so I prefer to avoid that whenever possible.

Original Post by trh:

Original Post by starlitocean:

i tend to think i'd like to try yoga, but then i remember how wickedly uncoordinated i am, and therefore, how awkward i feel.

Yoga will fix that.

it's just the getting to the point where it fixes it...  :P

Original Post by eninad:

Original Post by purespark:

I use it on the floor, E, and roll myself over it.  My body weight generates plenty of pressure to release the knots.

OMG why didn't I think of that?? Seriously, sometimes I wonder about myself!

Well, it's not intuitively obvious how you use one until you've been instructed. There's heaps of good videos on Youtube, though it's not terribly complicated in practice it's probably a good idea to start by watching a few.

Original Post by kelrantymus:


I enjoy yoga too much to give it up...I have my foam roller....I am not ready to move to the big leagues...ever. :)

Oh, didn't mean to come across as saying "don't do yoga", my yoga instructor would thwop me across the head for even implying that ;)

Original Post by eninad:

In the "Doing Kind Things" section of today's news I ran across this story.

Aw, that's wonderful.

Original Post by melkor:

Original Post by eninad:

Original Post by purespark:

I use it on the floor, E, and roll myself over it.  My body weight generates plenty of pressure to release the knots.

OMG why didn't I think of that?? Seriously, sometimes I wonder about myself!

Well, it's not intuitively obvious how you use one until you've been instructed. There's heaps of good videos on Youtube, though it's not terribly complicated in practice it's probably a good idea to start by watching a few.

I agree.  I watched videos because I wanted to learn to release my IT band.  (Which hurts like something that hurts a lot, until you loosen it up a bit.  I like that phrase, btw, Melkor.)

*snickers*

I didn't even know what an IT band was. I just watched a youtube from sparkpeople that had Nicole doing a roll.

I'm not sure I can hold my weight up like that, but I see what the IT band is and not to go below knees and such like that. I am learning new things.

Would you also roll on the thighs above the knees to the, um.. top of the thighs? That seems like an area that is stiff for me. You know , making sure not to roll over the kneecaps.

Roll the area on the side of the arm from the shoulder to elbow? avoiding the elbow like you avoid the knees? That sort of common sense?

Yes, you can do all of those.  :) I do my lower back, and my shoulders.  I definitely roll my quads when I do my IT bands.  I also roll the tops of my shins, and my calves, which makes them feel so much better later.

Original Post by kelrantymus:

And on that note, I'm off to ride the horses in the 102 weather and then ride the bike....barf.....

Ugh.  Hydrate!  :)

*tosses a towel over the ficus*

*turns out the light*

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