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Structural Levels at the Pelvis

The hierarchy of structural levels proposed elsewhere (1) consists of – from top to bottom -: intersegmental configuration, intrasegmental configuration, and shape of bones. ?Top? means high complexity, ?bottom? low complexity. It is justified to distinguish levels because the progression from considering single bones to the arrangement of all the segments of the body is […]

Minisession Number Two

The Minisession consists of seven interventions each of which should not last longer than one minute. Structural Analysis The man has had a basic series of Rolfing (10 sessions), three additional sessions, a series of 5 ?advanced? sessions, and some problem-solving work related to the use of his hands as a musician. He has received […]

Technical Catalogue – I

The techniques are described outside the context of integrating the whole. They must not be used this way but only if properly indicated by that context. They can otherwise introduce disorder into the structure instead of order. M. Obturator Internus in the Side Position The m. obturator internus is often the key structure for the […]

The Third Finger

One of the many anecdotes told about Ida Rolf ends with her calling across the room: “No, it’s under your third finger!” Concerning this peculiar and in several ways remarkable incident, a naive and curious observer will come sooner or later to ask three questions: 1. What was “it” that was under the third finger? […]

Towards a Structural Logic

It is assumed that the reader is familiar with the theoretical premises and manual technology that combine to make up the method of Rolfing. If not, Dr. Rolf’s book ?Rolfing, the Integration of Human Structures? is recommended’. In addition, some of the ideas that will be presented here are rooted in the osteopathic concepts elaborated […]

Elements of a Structural Theory of Breathing

A very general way to answer the question of what constitutes the subject matter of Structural Integration is to state that it is the “body in gravity”. Not the parts of the body and the way they are assembled is regarded primarily, and it is not even the “whole body” which is under consideration, but […]

A Structural Approach to Movement

In physics, movement of an object is described by its trajectory: the sequence of its locations in space over time. The movement equation s = f (t) describes the relationship between place and time. When forces that don’t cancel out come into play, “s” is at least a square function of time. They effect an […]

Technical Catalogue – II

The techniques are described outside the context of integrating the whole. They must not be used this way but only if properly indicated by that context. They can otherwise introduce disorder into the structure instead of order. Narrow Shoulder Blades One of several aspects when analyzing the yoke of the shoulder-girdle structurally is the comparison […]

Technical Catalogue – III

The techniques are described outside the context of integrating the whole. They must not be used this way but only if properly indicated by that context. They can otherwise introduce disorder into the structure instead of order. General Lengthening of the Surface of the Back on the Bench To lengthen the back effectively, it must […]