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Don't Get Old Workshop

Don’t Get Old Part 1

*My thoughts from the “Don’t Get Old” Webinar, February 24th. When teaching the recent ‘Don’t Get Old Webinar’, I had a plan. I wanted to clarify that as adults we may want to improve the way we move, not be sidelined with injuries or other physical challenges. But,…
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Don't Get Old Workshop

Free Webinar Don’t Get Old

Miracle Ball Method Relieve your Pain. Reduce Stress and Reshape your Body. Join Me Free Webinar Don’t Get Old February 17th 3pm ET This is a blog about the upcoming free webinar Don’t Get Old. Most of us pretty much assume getting old means moving less, and as…
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Simple Solutions for Lower Back Ache

Do You Believe Your Body Can Transform Itself?

While teaching for many years, one thing that’s consistent is how unique each person is in their relationship to their body. What is also similar is people don’t believe they can really change and improve the way they feel. Believing is a big part of trying things. You…
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Venetian Blinds

Miracle Ball Method: Finding Balance

Miracle Ball Method Relieve your Pain. Reduce Your Stress. Reshape your Body. Is your side body, pulling you down?  Recently, I was teaching a class where I used an example of raising venetian blinds. Your hand must securely hold the strings on the side of the blinds to…
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Miracle Ball Method - Elaine Petrone with neck on ball

Don’t Get Old

Don’t Get Old What does that word “old” mean to you, a number? Can you describe what “old” is? Do you have any symptoms of what you think means you’re getting older? I remember teaching a 28-year-old student who had difficulty raising her right arm up over her…
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Breathing is NOT Optional

Breathing is NOT Optional

Breathing is NOT Optional On November 19, from 1 to 2 PM, I’m hosting a free webinar titled “Breathing is Not Optional.” The title emerged from teaching classes in The Miracle Ball Method. There are many misunderstandings about breathing that can make improving it feel like a chore.…
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Brain

Take Advantage of Your Muscle Memory

Take Advantage of Your Muscle Memory We have it, and we can use it to relieve pain, reduce stress, and reshape our bodies. What is Muscle Memory Looking at small children is a great way to evoke your muscle memory. Think of your brain somewhat like a computer.…
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Miracle Ball Method Balls

Simplify Your Life: Letting Your Body Guide Your Decisions

Don’t Over Think It This is not so much an admonition, as admitting I can relate. Distinguishing between thinking, and feeling the physical body is the basis of my Method. We all overthink many aspects of our lives, what to wear, eat for dinner, what to purchase and…
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The Miracle Ball Method - Elaine Petrone, laying on balls to relieve pain and reduce stress

Recognizing the Mind Body Connection in Common Colloquialisms

Recognizing the Mind Body Connection in Common Colloquialisms Here are some common colloquialisms we all might be familiar with. For example, pain in the neck, carrying the weight of the world on my shoulders, weak in the knees, no backbone, and maybe even tight ass. When said, we…
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Simple Solutions for Lower Back Ache

Understanding the Body: It Goes Both Ways

Understanding the Body: It Goes Both Ways Most of us think we can control how we physically feel.  If we take care of our body, eat a certain way we will feel good and reap the benefits. That works until it doesn’t. When I first began to have…
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Elaine Petrone Miracle Ball Method

After the Summer Workshop Series

After the Summer Workshop Series Last Saturday we finished the two-hour Basic Workshop Series. I was concerned how people would feel experiencing two hours of an unusual body method. The truth of the matter is, I think it was harder for me than it was for them. They…
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Miracle Ball Method Balls

Man Doesn’t Live by Balls Alone

Man Doesn’t Live by Balls Alone I have heard all the ball jokes, seen all the different methods of using balls, and love using them myself and sharing The Miracle Ball Method with others. There are balls used to massage our muscles, roll around on, and exercise with.…
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Bending Over

Are You a Tight Ass?

Are You a Tight Ass? Find your leg joints and free yourself from chronic lower back aches, stiffness, sciatic pain and more, using the Miracle Ball Method. Do you clench your muscles? Your leg joint is a Key Area of your body. All of us clench muscles in…
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Elaine

The Miracle Ball Method: How Breathing Transforms Your Body and Mind

The Miracle Ball Method: How Breathing Transforms Your Body and Mind What breathing tells you about your body, your pain, the way you move, stiffness, anxiety, the way you sleep at night, the way you stand, your metabolism.,,,,,, Everything ! Mindless breathing vs deep breathing? Mindless breathing versus…
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The Miracle Ball Method Hip Shoulder Relief

HIPS ON TWO BALLS AND…

HIPS ON TWO BALLS AND Why is the Miracle Ball Method Important to include in your life. Miracle Ball Method provides a missing link when wanting to improve the way you feel! For many of us including healthy things in our day to day lives is a challenge.…
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The Miracle Ball Method

Reshaping your Body Using the Miracle Ball Method

Reshaping your Body Using the Miracle Ball Method   Thinking the body is how many people approach exercise: Most of us are familiar with the myriad of fitness regimens for sculping, toning, and reshaping the look of your body. These programs may be very effective for some, but…
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Elaine

Big City Mayor Mandates Breathing in School System

Big City Mayor Mandates Breathing in School System The Mayor of New York City has recently mandated a few minutes of breathing for children throughout the city school system. I do think it was a step in the right direction. I’ve heard all kinds of responses, for example…
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Miracle Ball Method Balls

Miracle Ball Method Basics: Why take this workshop?

Miracle Ball Method Basics: Why take this workshop? Why take this workshop? Because it’s not exercise, it’s something most people never experience. If you have tried it, continuing to understand how to do it, improves your body year after year. The Miracle Ball Method is the opposite of…
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Elaine

TMJ: YOU Can’t Move What You Don’t Feel.

TMJ: YOU Can’t Move What You Don’t Feel. TMJ, commonly called your jaw, is associated with the discomfort this joint can sometimes cause. It stands for Temporomandibular joint. The Miracle Ball Method incorporates this area to improve breathing as well as ease up the stiffness that causes much…
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Why Its So Hard to Feel Good

Why Its So Hard to Feel Good When most of us think about pain, we focus on the part of the body that hurts. That makes sense. If you burn your finger you’re going to attend to your finger. If you twist your ankle, you’re going to deal…
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Simple Solutions for Lower Back Ache

Simple Solutions for Lower Back Ache

Simple Solutions for Lower Back Ache The body is simple people are not. When it comes to many chronic aches and pains that people have there are simple solutions. Unfortunately, the pain is sometimes so big we think a solution must be equally as complex. But it’s not…
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how to relieve excess muscle tension

Rushing Part 2

Rushing Part 2 The Miracle Ball Method Relieve your Pain, Reduce your Stress, and Reshape your body. I thought about the recent Blog on rushing, and wanted to address how the Method might help. What makes the Method unique is understanding our body is giving us feedback all…
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The Miracle Ball Method

Rushing

Rushing The Miracle Ball Method Relieve your Pain, Reduce your Stress, and Reshape your body.   Rushing is something most of us take for granted as a part of everyday life. It certainly can’t be as bad as chronic stress, poor diet, drug addition, alcoholism, and all those…
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The Miracle Ball Method

Muscle Tension is a Good Thing

Muscle Tension is a Good Thing Many of us do a dance between straining our muscles to work and then relaxing them completely. We think, if I didn’t have so much tension in my neck and shoulder, or lower back, then I would feel better. That is probably…
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The Flip Side of Release, Relax, and Let Go

The Flip Side of Release, Relax, and Let Go Miracle Ball Method: Relieve your Pain, Reduce your Stress, Reshape your Body. Yesterday I was teaching a gentleman who is very high energy, and at the end of class he said, “I feel so relaxed”, Whenever I teach a…
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When Exercise Doesn’t Work

When exercise doesn’t work When people try the miracle ball method, they inevitably use the directions that they have learned from exercise. The Miracle Ball Method is the opposite of exercise. Think of it this way. If you are a pianist, the piano is your instrument. Similarly, your…
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What is good posture?

What is good posture? I had an email from a student after a class. She mentioned how she noticed when she stood, her upper body was leaning back. She said she’s going to have to fix that when she stands. She wants to improve her posture. I explained…
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