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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.


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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