Synopses & Reviews
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.
andquot;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.andquot;
"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." < b=""> Moshe Feldenkrais <>
This is the classic text by the founder of Rolfing.
The originator of rolfing talks about the process and its techniques, her own life, and the proper functioning of the human body.
Rolfing has helped thousands of people to look better, move with greater ease, and enjoy vitality and well-being. This classic text, with more than 600 illustrations and photographs, continues to be the most important reference for Rolfers around the world, and will also appeal to other professional bodyworkers and the layperson.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
About the Author
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 andlt;Iandgt;Rolfing and Physical Realityandlt;/Iandgt;.
Table of Contents
andlt;bandgt;Rolfingandlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;Reestablishing the Natural Alignment and Structural Integration of the Human Body for Vitality and Well-Beingandlt;/iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;Forewordandlt;BRandgt;Prefaceandlt;/iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;1 Twentieth-Century Monismandlt;BRandgt;2 Roadmap to Structureandlt;BRandgt;3 Fascia-Organ of Supportandlt;BRandgt;4 Feet: The First Challengeandlt;BRandgt;5 In a Balanced Body, When Flexors Flex, Extensors Extendandlt;BRandgt;6 The Seat of the Soul is Physiologicalandlt;BRandgt;7 Your Psoasandlt;BRandgt;8 The Pelvis Has Many Facesandlt;BRandgt;9 The Joint that Determines Symmetryandlt;BRandgt;10 Function is Movementandlt;BRandgt;11 The Function of a Normal Erect Spine is to Distribute Weightandlt;BRandgt;12 Function as a Relationshipandlt;BRandgt;13 The Bipolar Unitandlt;BRandgt;14 The Upper Movement Systemandlt;BRandgt;15 The Vertical Thrustandlt;BRandgt;16 The Upper Poleandlt;BRandgt;17 Many People Refer to This Drama as Painandlt;BRandgt;18 Evolution is the Expression of Internal Eventsandlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;Index andlt;/iandgt;