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Exercise Ball

A large inflatable ball for gym work, also known as physioball or Swiss ball.

Writings – Articles

  • ‘Have a ball!’ by Cathy Pollock on using a gym ball in Alexander Technique lessons, with five different activities.[1]
  • ‘The Alexander Technique and the exercise ball’ by Posie Robins Roth contains activities for using a gym ball in an Alexander Technique class.[2]

Books

  • Roy Palmer, in his book, Zone Mind, Zone Body, uses an exercise ball for the purpose of staying balanced while sitting on the ball.[3]
  • Master the Art of Working Out by Malcolm Balk, Andrew Shields contains a section on working with an exercise ball.[4]
References

[1] ‘Have a ball!’ by Cathy Pollock Direction vol. 2, no. 7 edited by Jeremy Chance (Fyncot Pty Ltd., 1999), pp. 17–20.
[2] ‘The Alexander Technique and the exercise ball’ by Posie Robins Roth in AmSAT Journal issue no. 1, Spring 2012, pp. 15-22.
[3] Zone Mind, Zone Body by Roy Palmer (Ecademy Press, 2006), pp. 101–03.
[4] Master the Art of Working Out by Malcolm Balk, Andrew Shields (Collins & Brown, 2007).
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