Rolfing

Reestablishing the Natural Alignment and Structural Integration of the Human Body for Vitality and Well-Being
By (author) Ida P. Rolf, Ph.D.

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Rolfing
Reestablishing the Natural Alignment and Structural Integration of the Human Body for Vitality and Well-Being
By (author) Ida P. Rolf, Ph.D.

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Pages : 304

Book Size : 8 x 10

ISBN-13 : 9780892813353

Imprint : Healing Arts Press

On Sale Date : October 01, 1989

Format : Paperback Book

Illustrations : 600 b&w illustrations and photographs

In this new edition of her seminal work, the late Dr. Rolf illustrates her theory and practice of Structural Integration, which brings the body into alignment and balance by manipulation of the connective tissue. This is the original and classic text, with more than 600 illustrations and photographs. An indispensible reference.
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About Rolfing

This seminal work made its debut in 1977, and it has since remained the most important reference for Rolfers around the world. In this new edition, the late Dr. Rolf illustrates her theory and practice of Structural Integration, which brings the body into alignment and balance by manipulation of the connective tissue. Rolfing has helped thousands of people to stand taller, look better, move with greater ease, and have a greater sense of vitality and well-being. This is the original and classic text, with more than 600 illustrations and photographs. An indispensible reference for the hundreds of Rolfers in this country, it will also appeal to other professional bodyworkers and the interested lay person.
Table of Contents

Table of content

Rolfing
Reestablishing the Natural Alignment and Structural Integration of the Human Body for Vitality and Well-Being

Foreword
Preface

1 Twentieth-Century Monism
2 Roadmap to Structure
3 Fascia-Organ of Support
4 Feet: The First Challenge
5 In a Balanced Body, When Flexors Flex, Extensors Extend
6 The Seat of the Soul is Physiological
7 Your Psoas
8 The Pelvis Has Many Faces
9 The Joint that Determines Symmetry
10 Function is Movement
11 The Function of a Normal Erect Spine is to Distribute Weight
12 Function as a Relationship
13 The Bipolar Unit
14 The Upper Movement System
15 The Vertical Thrust
16 The Upper Pole
17 Many People Refer to This Drama as Pain
18 Evolution is the Expression of Internal Events
Index
Author Bio
Ida P. Rolf received her Ph.D. in biochemistry and physiology from Columbia University in 1920, and subsequently worked at the Rockefeller Institute in chemotherapy and organic chemistry. She is the founder of the Rolf Institute in Boulder, Colorado. She is also the author of Rolfing and Physical Reality.
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Book Praise

"In the case of humans, structure and functuion are meaningless, one without the other; so that when (Ida Rolf) integrates structure, as nobody else can, (she) improves functioning."
Moshe Feldenkrais
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HOLISTIC HEALTH / BODYWORK

“. . . when Ida Rolf integrates structure, as nobody else can, she improves functioning. . . . Rolfing was a revealing and unforgettable experience for me.”
--Moshe Feldenkrais

The original and classic text on Rolfing, Ida Rolf’s seminal work first appeared to great critical acclaim in 1977. More than ten years later, with translations in eight languages and Rolfing classes taught worldwide, this book remains the most important reference available for Rolfing students and practitioners. It is also widely used by healing arts practitioners throughout the field of bodywork.

A system of structural integration developed by Dr. Rolf, Rolfing aligns and balances the physical body within its gravitational field. This rebalancing is accomplished through systematic manipulation that loosens and reorganizes the myofascia, or connective tissue, that surrounds the muscles. After a Rolfing session, you not only stand taller, look better, and move with greater ease, but also have more vitality and an enhanced sense of psychological well-being.

IDA P. ROLF (1896-1979) received her Ph.D. in biochemistry and physiology from Columbia University in 1920. She subsequently worked at the Rockefeller institute in the departments of chemotherapy and organic chemistry. She came upon the idea of Rolfing, or structural Integration, during her search for solutions to family health problems. Finding available methods inadequate, she investigated the effect of structure on function. For more than four decades, Dr. Rolf taught classes in Rolfing worldwide, and in 1972 she established The Rolf Institute in Boulder, Colorado. By the time of her death in 1979 Rolfing centers were emerging in Europe, South America, and Australia.

Dr. Rolf’s book is intended for the interested but untrained layperson as well as the professional in need of specific technical information. Six hundred drawings and photographs illustrate Dr. Rolf’s uniquely workable and logical view of human structure--a view that has helped tens of thousands worldwide attain healthier and more balanced lives.

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