Softening the Knee Joint
Nice representation of improvement in “the lateral line” in my client from a before and after from a single session. When the knees are locked it compresses the joint, decreases mobility, increases friction, and can reduce blood flow. In the after picture there is less of a locked leg presentation in the knees and increased ease with a more “soft knee” structure. Moving up her body her rounded shoulders ease allowing lift in the rib cage and her head moves back to a better position on her shoulder girdle while maintaining her eyes on the horizon orientation and gaining overall length in her tall structure. Increasing your energy through better alignment, allowing gravity to be a supporting force, and is a central tenet in the Rolfing paradigm.