bouboling   is a registered trademark of Litl Crcl
watch for them
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  
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.

4 physical variables
Bouboling has four physical variables which make it a great system of overall physical exercise.  The
physical variables are:

   1 > the music selected
   2 > the weight of the bols
   3 > whether you are working with one or two bols
   4 > the entire possible range of positioning and movement of the human body

Understanding these 4 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 categories:

           > 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.  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 discovery.
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 the
First Movers.
by robit in February 2013