Hola! Today is Day 5 for March MATness and we are rolling like a ball. Like Leg Circles yesterday, I think this is another deceptive looking exercise. To see someone do it, it looks like they are having fun rolling around on the mat. But on the contrary, it takes a lot of concentration and stabilization to do it correctly. While you roll back, you need to use your deep abdominal muscles to maintain the rounded position. This deep abdominal connection helps the muscles in your lower back stretch, which feels great! Now, to roll back up you still need to use those deep abdominals but you also need to use your breath to help get you back up and then….you balance at the top for a moment before you repeat the roll. It is a fun exercise to do and the work of it is truly beneficial.