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    Post  mudra on Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:19 am

    How to survive the madness of everyday life

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    The European Guild for Structural Integration - a school providing regular training programs in Structural Integration in the tradition of Dr. Ida P. Rolf.

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    Post  mudra on Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:26 am

    Understanding the Healing Power of Rolfing

    Rolfing often gets confused with deep tissue massage, but the therapy is far from it.

    Massages were a rare treat until a new baby, a lifetime with scoliosis, and bad posture were wreaking havoc on my neck and shoulders. And they felt great while I was there. But all that kneading over creaking knots was temporary. I had to keep going back to get any benefits. I tried everything from massage to reiki, but on a hunt for something longer lasting, I decided to try Rolfing.

    Rolfing is a type of manipulative therapy developed by biochemist Dr. Ida Rolf in the thirties. She believed gravity and manipulation of a person’s soft connective tissues (fascia) could permanently reform the body to proper alignment. While it’s been around for a while, celebrity endorsements from Dr. Oz and Seattle Seahawks, as well as new and ongoing research on everything from Rolfing’s effects on childhood cerebral palsy to its role on decreasing pain and increasing range of motion, has legitimized this alternative therapy and brought it mainstream.

    Rolfers use pressure in their hands to manipulate layers in a person’s body. It may sound like deep tissue massage, but it’s far from it. Valerie Berg, who is an advanced certified Rolfer and member of Rolf Institute faculty, says it’s important not to get the two confused. Unlike massage, Rolfing is not about relaxing a muscle. She says, “It’s about changing the patterns in the body that create postural problems, and pain issues. It’s a very systematic, relationship approach. Everything a Rolfer does is about the relationship through the whole body. It’s never a one spot location. We’re working through fascia not muscles,” she says.

    There’s another aspect that makes it different from massage. Far from relaxing, it can be an uncomfortable experience. Richard Podolny, MD, a general practitioner who has been a Rolfer for the past 34-years, compares it to removing a splinter. “It’s sore when you take it out but then you feel so much better.”

    Patient Roger Epstein agrees the potential long-term benefit makes the short-term discomfort tolerable. Although traditionally you need a series of 10 sessions to see permanent change, Epstein’s already on his thirtieth. “I’m standing taller and walking with more ease,” says Epstein.

    Is Rolfing right for you? While Podolny says anyone can benefit, there are certain people who have the most to gain from it.

    read on: https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2014/04/11/understanding-healing-power-rolfing

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    Post  mudra on Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:04 am

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    Rolfing®


    What is it?

    Rolfing®️ Structural Integration is a form of manual therapy created by Dr. Ida P. Rolf, in which the connective tissue (fascia) is being manipulated. It seeks to give the client a better relationship with gravity and therefore better “posture”.
    This better relationship with gravity frequently translates into,

    a body that is more at ease with itself
    energy flowing through the body in a more harmonious way
    development of existing habits into more richly adaptable ones
    reduction of chronic pain. Chronic pain is often related to how we stand and move in everyday life, i.e. posture. By changing posture, we are able to address issues that have been there for a long time
    a body that is more responsive and needs less energy to stay upright, so the client feels more energised
    more consciousness about everyday life habits regarding posture, breathing and a sense of the body in general
    a new presence


    How does it work?

    The usual way of receiving Rolfing®️ treatments is within the 10 series format. This addresses overall objectives discussed between client and rolfer™️, while at the same time each session has an underlying individual goal. We seek to work in a wholistic manner, addressing the whole person. It is a process that both rolfer™️ and client share and work through together. Rolfing®️ reunites the client with their own body, whilst paying attention to the signals it gives and provides a way to listen to them. As well as manipulating the connective tissue, the rolfer™️ helps the client identify existing postures and habits, and assists them in finding more possibilities in their bodies.
    The “perfect objective posture” does not exist. What exists is a way to be in a better relationship with gravity and their bodies. In order to do that the client is an active participant in each session, so they can bring their discoveries home with them for deeper exploration. Each person is unique and therefore this format is advisable to address individual issues of each client.
    Each session runs for 75 to 90 min and if you would like to do the 10 sessions, I would recommend to wait a minimum of one to two weeks between each session.


    How is the 10 series organised?

    The 10 series gives us a defined frame to work on the client’s needs and objectives. It is comprised of three sections:

    Sleeve (sessions 1 to 3): We work to release tension in the superficial fascial layers and prepare the body for the deeper structures that will be worked on in the subsequent sessions.

    Core (sessions 4 to 7): We address inner structures of the body that help maintain our posture. We work from the medial arch of the foot, through the adductors, sacrum, running up through the structures of the back, up to the head. We aim to ease the natural physiological path through the body for a tension free movement.

    Integration
    (sessions 8 to 10): They are designed to provide a better understanding and connection between all the structures worked on during the previous sessions. We work on more functional aspects of the body to integrate all the changes into a meaningful reality.

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    Rolfing ®️ Structural Integration: Balancing the Body

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    Post  mudra on Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:10 am

    Introduction to Structural Integration

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    Post  mudra on Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:31 am

    What Two Hours Of Rolfing Did To My Body

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    Post  mudra on Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:34 am

    Ida Rolf talks about Structural Integration 1

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGAvNVNtlic


    Ida Rolf talks about Structural Integration 2


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_980UJkhd0&t=19s


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    Post  mudra on Tue May 29, 2018 2:30 pm

    How Fascia Can Help Us Unravel Deeply Held Tension

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    The Gifts of Fascia

    Once you’ve experienced the aha moments that accompany practices that release the body’s fascia, there’s no going back. You know it. A subtle shift. A feeling of letting go. Maybe you haven’t been able to describe it in words. It’s an experience that needs to be felt. But you know it. You may have felt it in a hip opener or a backbend. The moment your body goes from resisting to releasing. It’s the thing that keeps us coming back to our yoga mats; it’s all about fascia.

    Anatomy expert and author of Anatomy Trains, Tom Myers, when describing fascia tells us that, basically, our cells “are glued together with snot, which is everywhere, and is more or less watery (hydrated) depending on where it is in the body and what condition it’s in.”

    The wonderful thing about the journey to understanding fascia is that you don’t need to have an acute understanding of the ins and outs of anatomy in order to see how it operates within your body. I recently attended a fitness class at the gym titled ‘fascial fitness’. Long journeys along foam rollers were intercepted by oscillating movements that left me feeling spacious and free–despite the pop music in the background and lack of savasana at the end of the class.

    As the research on fascia evolves, we learn new ways of unravelling deeply held tensions in this connective tissue, which greatly impacts our mobility as we age, as well as affecting our mind. And although we yogis often hear the word fascia associated with yin yoga, Western science is continuing to discover new ways of releasing and rehydrating through different forms of movement.

    Rolfing : How to survive the madness of everyday life MuscleFascia
    Fascia is a flexible and sturdy material that covers every muscle, bond, organ and nerve.


    Fascia, Simply

    Author of Fascia–What it is and why it matters David Lesonak, explains that fascia is like “a silvery-white material, flexible and sturdy in equal measure–a substance that surrounds and penetrates every muscle, coats every bond, covers every organ, and envelops every nerve.” He says:

    The most important thing to keep in mind… is that the fascial net is one continuous structure throughout the body…The ‘everywhereness’ of fascia also implies that, indeed, it is all connected, and thus is ‘connective tissue’, which is a term often used interchangeably with ‘fascia.’

    The Connective Tissue that Weaves Through Us All

    Ariele Foster is the founder of Yoga Anatomy Academy. She’s also a personal trainer, yoga teacher and anatomy teacher for yoga teacher trainings. Foster explains that fascia is “the network of connective tissue that surrounds and includes your muscles”–like scaffolding throughout your whole body. While the fibres of your body are supposed to slide easily over one another during movement, that’s not always exactly how it happens. “Whether due to injury or repetitive actions [such as running, hunching over computers, or even yoga poses] areas of tissue can become thickened and inflamed and tug on fascial network further up the chain,” Foster says. The result of these repetitive movements is that “the fascial sheaths that encase the muscles no longer have as much give and can become wound up like a wrung-out dishrag, contributing to restrictions, strain, and eventually pain.”

    Erin Bourne holds a Bachelor of Exercise Science, as well as extensive training in Yoga and Myofascial release. She describes fascia as a dynamic and highly sensitive tissue that’s always listening and responding to what is happening throughout the whole body.

    If we stop moving one part, or all, of the body then the fascia starts to dehydrate, solidify and constrict. This spot becomes like a dam for the energy, the information and the signals. We lose awareness in that part of the body and healthy function.

    Foam rollers for fascial releaseBalls and foam rollers are great for fascial release.

    By including exercises that help to release the fascia, Foster says, “we improve the slide and glide of the tissues whilst hydrating them through the act of compression and release.” And by doing this in one part of the body, it affects the whole. So, for example, if we release (or restrict) the fascia in the feet, it can have an impact all the way up to our neck.

    read on: Arrow https://upliftconnect.com/how-fascia-can-help-us-unravel-deeply-held-tension/

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