Sunday, August 18, 2013

Among the many purposes for Rolf Structural Integration, the one that keeps me most engaged is that aspect at the very heart of the work which has to do with human relatedness to the Earth. And, from there, relatedness to All That Is. That is, the Sacred.

Here is an image study showing the relationship of the sphenoid, the central bone of the cranium, and the sacrum, the central bone of the pelvis. Buckminster Fuller's Dimaxion Earth and the little angel you can summon when things are in right order.

Below are links to articles that elaborate on the subject:

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Gravity is the Root of Lightness

ot of Lightness

Saturday, February 9, 2013

 “Of Grace and Gravity” 

Exploring Dr. Ida P. Rolf's Life, Work and Legacy

“Dr. Ida Rolf was undoubtedly one of the most significant women of the twentieth century. A great mind and pioneering thinker, a creative scientist years ahead of her time, she spent much of her life exploring the human capacity for healing. Her education, professional career and life circumstances led her to explore various modalities that gradually evolved into what become known as "Structural Integration" and then took on the name "Rolfing." Essentially, Rolfing seeks to address the development and liberation of an individual's innate human potential, with the palliation of symptoms an ancillary benefit. Dr Rolf was initially educated and trained within the empiricism of scientific academia and remained firmly rooted in those traditions. Her work was founded upon the physics of aligning the human body within the field of gravity. She integrated her scientific perspective with mind-body awareness without relying on an eastern mystical philosophy to justify her conclusions. It is clear from her writings and teachings that her studies of biological chemistry and physics provided critical insight, inspiring such statements as, "You cannot change the energy field, but you can change the man--the body will go as far as it will physically go, within the laws of physics." and "What would happen to behavior if you changed chemistry? The first way to change chemistry is to change physics." Dr Rolf conceived of "Rolfing" as a gateway into making progressive changes within the human organism, encompassing the physical, intellectual and emotional aspects.”