Webinar Review: The Miracle Ball Method for Posture and Balance

The Miracle Ball Method - Elaine Petrone, laying on balls to relieve pain and reduce stress

Just like getting feedback from your body gives you direction, so do the comments from those attending the webinars give me direction. In our recent webinar, the discussions on posture and balance resonated deeply. I urge you when you do the method to linger longer on the nuances of bodily awareness and movement. The feedback you get from your body is not random. There is a lot of intelligence in your body, and it knows what direction to go in. Its not always quietly speaking. You can feel frustrated when your body is tight, has chronic backaches or scoliosis, poor posture. Many of you know exactly what you want, just not sure how to get there. We do try a lot of things. There is more information now than ever. But information alone does not change your body. We are missing that personal experience with how our body responds to what we do and then do it different if necessary.

What others were saying!

Right from the outset, participants engaged with remarkable clarity, shaping the trajectory of the discussion. Many articulated their struggles with maintaining good posture amidst the demands of daily life, expressing a desire to understand the mechanics behind their postural challenges.

A pivotal moment in the webinar was when Dan inquired about somatic exercises, sparking a dialogue that delved into the intricacies of somatic practice versus traditional exercises. This exchange not only shed light on the nuances of somatic techniques but also highlighted the distinctiveness of the Miracle Ball method.

What sets the Miracle Ball Method apart is its emphasis on proprioception—the ability to sense one’s body and use the feedback. Unlike traditional methods, which often focus solely on external cues, the Miracle Ball Method encourages practitioners to delve deeper into their physical sensations, lingering longer in each movement and cultivating a profound understanding of their physical being.

By honing this heightened sense of bodily awareness, individuals can unlock new pathways to healing and transformation. Rather than battling mysterious aches and pains, they can embrace a more intuitive approach to movement—one that honors our body’s ability to know where balance and posture is.

What to do each day.

What I find amazing about the body is how uniquely connected one part is to the next. Unfortunately, many of us simply tighten our muscles, not allowing many parts of our body to make adjustments and breathe. It can be frustrating and prevent the freedom that your body has to be able to accomplish lifting up, while feeling the effects of gravity pulling us down. It is truly an amazing experience to move; even the smallest movement done well is better than hundreds of movements done against what is natural for the body.

Hands Up

We practiced one movement: raising the arms up into the air. Reaching up can be profound. Use words that help you like lengthening, use your hands, your elbows and arms. Your body is relearning. Take it in stages. Forcing without feeling can cause frustration. Gradually, you will begin to notice this simple movement requires every part of your body to adjust, if we allow it. Raising the arms is incredible because it lifts the upper body away from the lower body, allowing the body to breathe. It gives you a sense of where balance comes from standing on your legs or sitting on your sits bones.

Summer Workshops: take one or all six!

I hope to see you in classes or at the next webinar. If you chose membership, you have one complimentary group class a month along with hundreds of recording to use on your own time.

Remember, one movement done well is better than hundreds of movements done badly. This summer, I am offering my Summer Workshop Series. There are six two-hour workshops related to one of the past webinars. You will have time to linger longer and use what you learn throughout your days. Remember, you don’t just have to make changes in a gym or during an exercise routine. I have found that just about anywhere, even on the couch or in bed, at meetings, and on trains, I can do it differently. I can take advantage of allowing my body to recover. I urge you to go to miracleballmethod.com to learn more.”

Here is more information on the workshop Series Coming up.

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