|bouboling is a registered trademark of Litl Crcl
bol > sounding like boll and rhyming with doll
say: bou > ending like "you"
ing > roll from the preceeding "L" so you say "ling"
OR just say it however is most comfortable for you:
bou-buh-ling or bou-ball-ing or bou-bo-ling
bouboling is simple
Boubols are soft vinyl balls weighted with sand. The exercise equipment industry
calls these "toning balls" and manufactures them in weights from 1 to 10 pounds.
I call them boubols. (or just bols for brevity) To boubol you move 1 or 2 bols with
your hands and arms in time with music. You hold, pat, brush, move, toss and catch
the bols in any way the physiology of your hands and arms will permit, as long as you
are doing so with the rhythm and the beat. While you are moving the bols,
you also move your feet, legs, hips, body, shoulders and head. You select the music
to suit your own purpose, from meditation at one end, to blasting cardio aerobics
at the other and any level of speed and exertion in between.
5 physical variables
Bouboling has five physical variables which make it a great system of overall
physical exercise. The physical variables are:
1 > the music selected
2 > the entire possible range of movement of the human body
3 > the speed you are moving (dictated by the rhythm of the music)
4 > whether you are working with one or two bols
5 > the weight of the bol or bols
Understanding these 5 physical components of bouboling is easy. It is only a matter
of cataloging all of the possible variations of those four variables. The possibilities
are all easy to understand, but at the same time are virtually limitless. Any
combination of the four variables provides some exercise just because you are
moving, but bouboling can be used for exercising at all levels of exertion so
practically anyone can choose a level of exertion to fit their need for exercise.
Non-ambulatory elderly can boubol with very light bols while sitting down. Groups
doing any form of dance-exercise can add the bols to increase the work of the arms
and upper body. Elite athletes, under the direction and care of knowledgeable
trainers, can perform bouboling up into the anerobic level. Bouboling can also be
targeted by trainers and physical therapists to working and/or developing specific
joints or muscles.
let's get touchy-feely
The variability of the physical components and the exercise those variables can
deliver, would be enough reason for bouboling, but it is the nervous system
components of bouboling which really set it apart from all other forms of exercise.
The forms of dance-exercise such as Jazzercise and Zumba use a portion of these
nervous system components, but a lack of knowledge of the internal mechanisms
involved hampers the full exploitation of the possibilities. Understanding the
nervous system components requires some reading and thought, but gaining that
understanding is not actually all that difficult. Once the nervous system components
are understood, bouboling can be used for many purposes which mainly fall in these
> balancing and brightening your mental state
> directing or altering your mental state
> nurturing your spirit
> deeply enjoying music
> moving to the music just to feel yourself move
> doing mindfulness exercises
> mulling over problems or opportunities (business or personal)
Mindfulness is a collective term for all the different activities which are done to
improve a person's basic mental state such as meditation, relaxation exercises, yoga
or Tai Chi. Bringing down the level of exertion is often more conducive to
mindfulness exercises. The possibilities that can be had when combining variations
of both the physical and nervous system components of bouboling are extensive. The
fact that bouboling is an enjoyable activity also makes it easier to incorporate as a
regular form of physical exercise. One of the effective components of bouboling, is
that when you are bouboling freely, you are hardly aware of the time that is passing.
bouboling is bougaling
Bouboling is actually a just variation on bougaling. Learning to boulol is easy IF you
understand what is going on with your nervous system when you are bouboling, BUT
to understand the nervous system components of bouboling, you must first
understand bougaling. In learning about bougaling you will also learn what your iKo is
and how to set your iKo free. The freeing of the iKo is what really sets bouboling
apart from all other exercise systems. Freeing the iKo is also what makes both
bougaling and bouboling useful for the various types of mindfulness practice. The
mental states that can be attained when you set your iKo free are remarkable, but
are difficult to describe and must be experienced to be believed. To start your path
to understanding, click on the bougaling link below. OR you can go to "the basics"
page and use the lists of movements to help get you started on your own path of
my preposterous claims
We humans have an astounding ability built into our physiology to move in time
with music. I have named this ability the iKo. I will attempt to explain what
the iKo does, what it can do if it is allowed to and how that applies to bouboling.
To be clear, I am attempting not only to introduce bouboling to the world, but
to also alter the fundamental understanding of the activity the world calls
dancing. I sincerely believe that if I am successful in my explanations, the
physical and mental health of the entire human population of the world will be
improved in significant ways. I hope that you will delve deep enough to become
one of those early movers who learn to deliberately set their iKo free.
by robit in February 2013