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Moving Toward a Horizontal Pelvis

Posted on 12/02/2021 at 10:56 AM

​​​Exceptional shift in this before and after from a single a session. Both legs medially rotate and move toward a more parallel position and her left side drops to create a more horizontal pelvis which is one of the hallmarks of what Rolfing is trying to establish.

Once we get a person’s structure more aligned in the field of gravity, we try to establish more stability in the many relationships within a person’s structure. Ultimately by paying more attention to subtlety clients become more adept at noticing what they are doing with their bodies and adjusting quicker when doing things that are detracting from what might be more optimal for them. We shape our bodies by our patterns and learning to recognize how we do this will be an important part of the integration process.

Developing the Lateral Line

Posted on 11/16/2021 at 11:04 AM

Very nice shift in my client before her 1st session and after the 3rd session. The gain in height is significant and comes from less flexion in her thighs allowing more extension down to the ground and the Rolfing lateral line begins to emerge. Additionally, there is more span between the hip crest and the 12th rib and visibly more lift. The goal is to get the most verticality that one can support without effort or strain and it is not a plumb line in the sense of anything artificial. We go back to the idea that the more aligned the individual the more gravity is supporting you and a person can have more energy and ease in movement.


Posted on 11/03/2021 at 12:50 PM

Great movement in my client in a before and after picture of his first session. His left foot rotates medially and moves more in alignment which moves his left lower leg, so the gastrocnemius moves toward the back of his calf and shift follows up his left hip and trunk as his shoulder girdle raises increasing the length of his side body from his hip to the axilla.

On his right side the there is a lesser shift on his lower right leg and the gastrocnemius moves to the back to a better placement. Also, on the right side from the hip to the axilla he gets longer, and right shoulder girdle elevates and right and left shoulder are more even overall. 

With the shoulder girdles coming up his trunk narrows, and my client is demonstrating an impressive shift in multiple areas.

Embrace Change

Posted on 10/27/2021 at 3:14 PM
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