Rebounding puts the fun back into exercise and detoxification, but it’s important to rebound without pronating. Find out how Sylvia Dreier Farnsworth’s QiBounding technique can improve your posture and your rebounding technique!
Exercise...it’s probably on most people’s daily “to do” list, but for too many, it often is left undone.
In fact, there are many things that get in the way of exercise, including lack of time, lack of energy and concerns about joint pain. Each of these are legitimate concerns, so over the years, we began to look for an ideal exercise that would be easy to fit into your day, easy on your joints and easy to do, even if fatigued.
The solution? Rebounding!
However, rebounding, just like many other forms of exercise, must be done right to avoid pronating.
Safe and Effective Rebounding – How to Avoid Pronating
Rebounding is more than simply jumping on a mini trampoline. This small, yet powerful fitness tool strengthens and supports virtually every major system in your body. Jumping on a rebounder can help improve your blood and lymph circulation and help detoxify your body.
Even if you are tired or suffer from chronic fatigue, rebounding is a gentle, easy form of exercise that is so much fun, you just might feel like a kid again!
Unlike running, rebounding dramatically reduces the impact on your joints, so it’s gentle enough for anyone.
Rebounding, though, should be practiced mindfully in order to prevent over (or under) pronation of your feet.
So what is pronating, and why is it bad for you?
By definition, everyone pronates a little bit. Pronating means that your foot rolls inward to disperse the shock upon impact. But it is over-pronating and under-pronating (called supination) that can be painful and cause injury to your joints, ankles, knees and back.
Here is what you need to know about pronation vs. supination:1
Signs of Pronation:
- Pronating is far more common, especially for people with flat feet.
- Pronating occurs when there is an excessive inward twist of the foot, putting stress on the feet, ankles, shins and knees.
- It’s easy to find out if you pronate – look at the soles of your sneakers! If the soles are more worn out along the inside of the ball of the foot, then you know you have a tendency to pronate.
Signs of Supination:
- Supination is less common, but tends to affect people with very high arches.
- Supination occurs when there is an insufficient inward roll of the foot after landing. This places extra stress on the foot and can result in Achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, and iliotibial band syndrome of the knee.
- If your sneaker soles wear out quickly on the outside edge, you probably have issues with supination.
Symptoms of pronation or supination include: hip pain, back pain, shin splints, corns, calluses, knee pain, back pain and Achilles tendonitis.
Although a regular rebounding routine won’t cause you to start pronating, the nature of this exercise can heighten your awareness of the habit. Purchasing the right rebounder and practicing proper technique are critical in managing pronation issues.
At Body Ecology, we have always been fans of rebounding and recently, we found our new favorite: the German-made Bellicon rebounder (link to your Bellicon affiliate to the large rebounder):
Donna Gates, founder of Body Ecology, uses the larger Bellicon 44 model. In fact, she told us that on her busy schedule, the Bellicon 44 is a lifesaver. Running a business can be challenging, but it’s much easier when you can walk to a corner of your home and do a little rebounding.
If you go to Donna’s home, you’d often find her Bellicon rebounder on her patio, where she can get her vitamin-D from the sun along with some quick, easy exercise. According to Donna, it’s her Bellicon rebounder that she misses the most when she travels.
While the Bellicon rebounders are a bit more pricey, the incredible health benefits make it worth the added investment. And a well made rebounder can bring years of enjoyment even with constant daily use.
Are you ready to feel alive again? Want to help reduce toxins and boost your energy? Exercise can be fun with the Bellicon rebounder! The Bellicon rebounder is the only rebounder on the market that is quiet – with a special bungee system, the Bellicon takes rebounding to a whole new level. If you sit at a computer all day or find it hard to get up and exercise, find out about the Bellicon rebounder and make exercise fun again!
Here's why this latest find is our favorite rebounder:
- High-elastic bungee bands make Bellicon the softest rebounder on the market, compared to other rebounders that use metal springs.
- Bellicon rebounders are quiet. For anyone used to rebounding, you know how noisy those metal springs can be. The bungee cords on the Bellicon make the experience much more pleasant for you and the people in your home.
- The Bellicon rebounder helps you avoid pronating by offering better absorption upon impact.
Eliminate Pronating With QiBounding – A Better Form of Rebounding
Sylvia Dreier Farnsworth is the the creator of QiBounding, a form of rebounding that focuses on the mind-body connection, encouraging conscious breathing and joy.
Sylvia recommends putting a little more weight on the outside of your foot when you rebound, so that your heel meets the mat at a 90-degree angle.
To sustain this position during rebounding, the most important concept is to remain conscious of your body positioning and foot alignment.
QiBounding is an excellent way to practice positioning your feet so that you do not pronate, which can help you in the rest of your life. The more you are conscious of your posture from your feet up, the better your body will feel.
Conscious Exercise For Your Best Health
For more detoxification secrets, take Body Ecology’s new Detoxification Training with Donna Gates and her team of medical and natural health experts! Now you can attend Body Ecology training from the convenience of your home with this information-packed training event that sheds light on the best ways to reduce your exposure to toxins, how to follow a Body Ecology detox diet and secrets to look and feel your best. Find out more about Body Ecology’s Detoxification Training and Register today!
Rebounding has always been a great form of exercise that helps cleanse your body of toxins, tone your digestive organs and muscles and stimulate your endocrine system and brain.
What we love about QiBounding is that you also bring a conscious focus to your posture, which helps connect your body and mind.
The next time you stand, walk or rebound, check to see if you notice pronation or supination. Becoming conscious of your posture is a great way to bring a mindfulness practice to your day and better health to your ankles, knees, joints and back!
- Runner’s World: http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-240-319-327-7727-0,00.html
- The Story About Pronating: How to Stand on a Rebounder.
Want more articles like this?
Sign up to receive weekly articles. You'll also receive a 15% off coupon, weekly articles, and tips from Donna and her team.