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Finally! [Apr. 11th, 2006|10:33 pm]
Posture Issues
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I'm finally about to start doing Rolfing. I find myself being somewhat scared.. I have alot of expectations, and maybe I'll just end up being disappointed. Anyway, alot of thoughts in my mind right now, I feel sort of high dreaming about how my body will look afterwards. Somewhat pathetic.. but fun =D

If anyone has any tips, something I should think about before doing it, or just any kind of input, feel free to inform me.

If the results are visible, I'll obviously post photos here, for educational purpose.. and perhaps because I'm vain as hell =)

And err.. sorry about my last post. Little too provacative eh? Well yeah I feel a little better now.


[User Picture]From: lil_p_jizzle
2006-04-24 03:32 am (UTC)
Your comments amuse me- only because I can relate. I have done a number of alternative treatments for my fairly severe scoliosis in order to avoid surgery. I have spent a lot of energy hoping to find something, anything that I could do for myself that would magically cure my condition and give me the perfect posture. I have been humbled to realize that sometimes you need to get other people's energy to help you too. I have had a great deal of success receiving Bowen and Ortho-bionomy treatments. The hardest part for me is not to go into my treatment thinking I will come out perfect, although that is my dream. I had to learn to stay positive without exact expectations and only then did I get the greatest benefit from other people. The same with my own workouts- as soon as I stopped expecting to perform and get a certain result I got stronger and felt better.
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From: keor
2006-04-26 03:35 pm (UTC)
Well yeah I wanna look perfect too =) But since I booked my first Rolfing session, a few weeks ago, I've definately lowered my expectations. I was planning on starting Rolfing later this year, August or so, so since Rolfing has been so far off, I've dreamt about how fantastic the results will be. Now that I'm starting it just next week, I just wish I'll see some kind of result. I mean, anything, the slightest change, will help.
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-05-16 10:22 am (UTC)

Getting rolfed...

I've been rolfed - used to live with a rolfer in the late 70's...Ha! Now you know how old I am. This guy I was with decided that Alexander Technique was useful to learn after being rolfed - and it wasn't as violent. But I think that rolfing was worthwhile. I found that rolfing woke up my sense of my body. I had shut off by body sense and was in my head pretty much completely until then. That was good - being more awake about my body and thinking too. But it also woke up a host of sensations - some of them were memories that seemed to be lodged inside the tension I held. That was wierd - like LSD flashbacks or something. I hear that's quite common during rolfing. The rolfer is used to that - ask about it.

I found that the most important time is immediately when you stand up after getting off the rolfing table. Let yourself feel strange - and pay attention to how you want to curl yourself up again to "put yourself" where you assume you need to be to do stuff like walk or talk. In fact, put off talking. Just stand around and ask yourself how you feel different for awhile before you take a step. See how long you can resist pulling yourself back to where you think you have to be to move.

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From: keor
2006-05-18 02:21 pm (UTC)

Re: Getting rolfed...

True, Rolfing really opens your eyes to what's really going on with your body.

As I see it, Rolfing makes my body "free" and increases my range of motion so that I have the POSSIBILITY to stand completely straight, or slouch together if I'd like that. Just to be able to choose different positions for my body. Already, after 2 sessions, feels like I'm flying, floating. I'm also about to commit myself to rehab-exercises on regular basis, so I'll be sure that the structural changes really last. My Rolfer said he'll show me some exercises next session.
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From: keor
2006-08-11 12:40 am (UTC)
Great photos! Really impressive. Vertebrologist? Never heard of it before.

Well, the Rolfing is going well. My 7th session is next week. If anything, one problem is that my rolfer is way too nice, actually, he's pretty amazing. So after each session, I hardly know which area he's been working on, 'cause we talk constantly, about everything. But that's not too bad. Have a nice chat, then 'wake up' and feel all happy and free.

My photos show some interesting results, dunno why I haven't posted them yet, but they're coming up soon.
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