Thursday, May 26, 2016

Thursday Book Report: Rolfing

Rolfing: Reestablishing the Natural Alignment and Structural Integration of the Human Body for Vitality and Well-Being by Ida P. Rolf presents an interesting take on the question of body and mind.  She invokes the “sound mind in a sound body, “ essentially insisting that the mind cannot be sound when the body is out of whack.

What I wanted out of the book I found:  close observation of alignment and discussion of underlying structure.  She states the problems of current culture as expressed in our bodies well:  forward heads, rounded shoulders, aching backs, dysfunctional hips and feet.  Whether her plan for correcting the issues is correct, I do not know, but the discussion is interesting.

Also, if it takes an entire chapter to answer the question of whether the process if painful, the answer is yes.

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