With the flatter side down, it can be sat on and stood on for balance related movements, while placing the rounder side down provides a more challenging, dynamic workout. In addition to functioning as a therapeutic aid for rehabilitation and balance training, the SMARTROLLER®can be used as an exercise prop for a variety of disciplines, including Yoga, Pilates and Feldenkrais®.
Dr. Feldenkrais, a physicist and martial artist, originally introduced the foam roller to assist sensory motor learning and to promote higher states of body awareness. Building upon his ideas, the SMARTROLLER delivers an improved integrated experience to deepen motor learning. The SMARTROLLER can be cleaned with dishwashing detergent or laundry detergent and a wet cloth. Approximately 36" x 4".
Drawing on principles of the Feldenkrais® Method as well as the latest neuroscience and fascial research, the SMARTROLLER® Guide to Optimal Movement guides the reader through a series of non-traditional exercises - "Smart Ideas" - that promote movement awareness to eliminate unwanted habits, improve proprioceptive acuity, and enhance vitality and strength. This accessible and engaging guide features a wide variety of fun, uniquely challenging lessons for people of diverse ages and abilities.
Written by Stacy Barrows. Illustrated, spiral-bound. Softcover; 92 pages.