Wednesday, November 14, 2018

We all live with [in] Gravity. Everybody knows that. Gravity pulls on you. We all know that. It’s an unavoidable fact. Everyone knows that too. When you design any structure, it’s got to be plumb and square. Anyone who designs or constructs buildings knows that.

Yet, for all we know about the force of Gravity for almost everything, insofar as it relates to how our own bodies develop — how things stack up — we are mainly self-taught. Trial and error. Not much direct awareness or conscious engagement .

Rolf Structural Integration balances the body with the gravitational field of the earth. It is a peerless and definitive training for living unstressed, even, level, easily upright. Healthy, strong, good looking, effective.

Balancing the body with Gravity is a lifetime endeavor. It's really an integral part of the life curriculum. Rolf Structural Integration makes it active and consciously participatory.

Problem is that though we get bigger and stronger as we mature, we don't automatically develop structure — how things come to stack up and fit. That is learned. Add in a mix of unresolved accidents and traumas, bad habits, improper instruction, modelling ourselves after significant others who don't exhibit proper structure in their own make up ... we arrive at adulthood with a random mix of imbalances and compensations firmly anchored in our very flesh. Most live in default and below their potential for balance in their bodily stance. Most lived resigned to that's just the way it is.

Good News! Since the body is plastic and adaptive, with knowledgeable guidance we can very easily and gracefully live into the kind of balanced body arrangement which is our birthright. Which is correct and healthy based on Anatomical design and the dictates of Gravity and its Physics.

It's a choice. It does take some doing. Well worth it. Take the step.

If you've read this far and are saying to yourself that you don't need this, nothing's wrong ... please note well. Rolf Structural Integration is not for when something is wrong. It's for the average healthy person who wants to up their game in terms of productivity, enjoyment, athletics, or performing arts. When "something happens" that is for your choice of therapist to address the problematic symptom. Balancing the body may have many positive health effects toward relieving symptoms of chronic pain and stress. More, it's a stand alone goal the benefits of which you can imagine if you take a few moments and consider how bodily balance is a master key to unlocking full potential and creative expressiveness.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

There's Not One Subject Not Affected By Gravity



Except ... in how it is commonplace to see people unaware of living at odds in respect to the dictates of Gravity.

Here too, Gravity is at work. Just that living with a body out of balance is at odds with how things work. For not having a clue about this significant fact is to live in default with chronic stress and pain. Short of your reasonable potential for sound health, top physical performance, and free creative expressiveness.

Design Ecology is a field of orientation toward sustainable living through seeking harmonious integration with living ecological systems. While this is typically a concern in Architectural design, it crosses over into environmental issues in areas such as Agriculture,
Energy, Human Habitation.

Human Design Ecology is a field which takes its insight from Human design itself. It's not hard to see that physiologically we are meant to breathe fresh air, to drink clean water, to eat uncontaminated foods. Psychologically, to live stress-free, in unpolluted surroundings.

In terms of considerations to Human Design Ecology, when you take the force of Gravity as an environmental factor, what do we see?

Dr. Ida P. Rolf observed: "Some individuals may perceive their losing fight with gravity as a sharp pain in their back, others as the unflattering contour of their body, others as constant fatigue, yet others as an unrelentingly threatening environment.  Those over forty may call it old age.  And yet all these signals may be pointing to a single problem so prominent in their own structure, as well as others, that it has been ignored: they are off balance, they are at war with gravity."

What to do?

Well, as you may know I am a professional instructor offering individualized training to raise the level of the body to an unstressed, effortlessly upright, balanced, easy stance. This is normal in terms of Human Anatomical design. It also honors the Laws of Physics in terms of how structures work and endure under the constant pull of Gravity.

This is something available that will be a significant benefit to people of all ages, varying backgrounds, and different levels of physical ability.

Next Steps

DISCLAIMER: This in not a pitch for you to book an appointment. 

First ... just consider the situation. See for yourself in a mirror how your body stacks up. Look at your fellows. Isn't it fascinating that with the same parts we all are put together so differently. And, how that translates to how unique we are in our movements. Our mentalities. 

Balance along the lines of Gravity won't make everybody the same. Well, maybe the same in terms of having a positive working relationship to the Gravitational field of the Earth. It will go a long way toward making a positive effect on health, productivity, performance, and creativity. 

Simply put, we are designed to live on the Earth. Why not take advantage of that great renewable, inexhaustible resource — Gravity.