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Resting Position on Stellalign

 

Bridge Pose using Stellalign

 

Using the Stellalign while sitting

 

Resting Position using Stellalign - side view

 

the Stellalign is filled with Organic Buckwheat hills

The Stellalign®

Skillfully designed to help people manage their own physical improvement, the Stellalign® promotes strength, pain relief, relaxed muscles and deeper breathing. By lying, sitting, or standing on the Stellalign® for just a few minutes, the weight of your body gently shifts the buckwheat hulls and allows your bones to rest more heavily on it. Your muscles lengthen, your breathing deepens, and you relax. When used regularly it greatly improves alignment and muscle tone.

About 6 inches in diameter and a yard in length, the Stellalign® Pro is long enough to support your spine when lying down. It feels relaxing and conforms itself to the shape of your back. The Stellalign® Mini is 6 inches in diameter and 18 inches long, perfect for meditation, and for sitting in chairs.


Favorite Uses of the Stellalign®

• relaxing on your back
• fitness exercises
• sitting on a chair
• meditation
• improving vocal technique


History

During the latter part of the 20th century somatics pioneer Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais introduced rollers constructed of wood as a tool for improving posture and movement. Over time he turned to softer materials – cardboard and, later, ethafoam. The Stellalign® is the next step in this direction. It creates better results since you can stay on the roller for longer periods of time, as muscles continue relaxing and stretching. Sensitive clients experience more comfort and others feel more stable.


Physical Benefits May Include:

• improved spinal alignment
• immediate relief from back pain
• stronger core and leg muscles
• deeper breathing
• lengthened muscles of the back, neck and chest
• recovery from muscle fatigue
• enhanced posture and balance


Our Product

The Stellalign® is constructed of fabric and filled with organic buckwheat hulls grown and milled in upstate New York. The buckwheat is degerminated and put through a "dusting" system to remove any excess dust. Each piece of this product is made by hand in Los Angeles. The Stellalign® is sturdy and can withstand years of gentle use. A lesson booklet and removeable/washable cover are included.

"I use your Stellalign® almost daily as a cyclist, photographer and cinematographer. The stress of both my work in the field, and at the computer, along with the pressure on my back while on my road bike causes my shoulders to cant forward. Your Stellalign® is like having a tool to align and define your natural posture without having to work a muscle in the process. The result is much less discomfort and a more aligned, comfortable and natural sitting, walking and standing posture during my day."

Wayne Williams (Los Angeles)
Cyclist - 150/week & Photographer/Cinematographer

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"Oh yes, the Stellalign® is fantastic. I used it every two hours today for relief from my (chronic) back pain. It is unbelievably wonderful. I have tried everything for my back, including chiropractic, acupuncture and traction, and nothing helps. The Stellalign® Roller does. My wife, son and I fight for it all the time!"

Dr. Steven Ross,
(Orange County, CA)

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"I use it before my meditation practice. Over time it has made my spine more relaxed, aligned, and resilient. I also use it as a meditation cushion."

Deborah Eden Tull,
(Los Angeles)
Meditation & Mindfulness Teacher

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"Having been a dancer for many years I let my intuition lead me in a free form of movement play. The Stellalign® is handy/accessible to use and especially welcome during those stuck indoor winter days. I just play and love it."

Carol Warner (Maine)
Former Professional Dancer

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"I highly recommend it to anyone with a busy and challenging life!! I consider myself so fortunate to have had my Stellalign® during these last few stressful years. Often in the evenings I just rest on it, my shoulders and next relax, and I find myself drawing deep peaceful breaths."

Ben Pitre (Houston TX + San Miguel de Allende, MEXICO)
Entrepreneur

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