Dr. Ida Rolf Institute

Bulletin of Structural Integration Ida P. Rolf


Listed below is a series of questions for people who for one reason or another did not write the applicants’ paper. They are questions of general interest to all rolfers. Should anyone care to do research or meditation on these (or allied) subjects, the Bulletin will welcome the results.

Describe the progression of hours in Structural Integration from one through ten, showing why they may not be interchanged or omitted. Include the hallmarks of each completed hour and anatomical details.

What do we call normal movement in Structural Integration, and how do we arrive at our criteria? Discuss general and particular cases. What does normal movement mean to the physiology of the system?

Discuss the limits of our understanding of fascia, the assumptions the technique of Structural Integration makes about fascia, what you have experienced, and plausible theoretical models. Include in this a discussion of fascia as a communication system.

Discuss the anatomy of voluntary and involuntary muscles and their innervation. Include a discussion of the implications of this for body disciplines such as yoga, T’ai Chi, Kegel exercises, calisthenics….

Give an anatomical and physiological basis for the commonly heard concepts of energy flow and change in energy flow; be precise.

Work out in terms of weight-bearing, movement, physiology, etc., the nature of the joint at shoulder, acetabulum, or (whole) foot. Include a detailed description of all bones and muscles involved, and give the logic of placement for insertions, shape of bones, etc.Food for Thought

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