Balancing Your Body: A Self-Help Approach to Rolfing Movement

Balancing Your Body: A Self-Help Approach to Rolfing Movement

by Mary Bond


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Going beyond good posture and movement efficiency, Mary Bond presents a unique self-help program of body transformation. Much of what we experience as physical tension or stress is the result of an imbalanced body. When our physical structure is habitually bent, twisted, and compressed, the body glues itself together with tension in order to remain upright. Bond demonstrates how the connective tissue that holds our bodies together is actually very flexible and will, with encouragement, adapt to new, healthy patterns of posture and movement.

Rolfing Movement combines touch and verbal messages to help you become more responsive to your body's inner cues. The author offers a practical series of structural awareness exercises that will help you redirect your awareness to internal sensations of tension or balance. These movement explorations are written as scripts so that you can practice the movements with detailed directions. By learning to recognize and respond appropriately to your body's internal messages, you will discover a new freedom of expression in your body, leading to a marked increase in health and vitality.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780892816422
Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
Publication date: 07/01/1996
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

With a Master's degree in dance from UCLA, Mary Bond trained with Dr. Ida P. Rolf and is a certified Rolfer and Rolfing movement teacher. Her articles on bodywork and posture have appeared in numerous magazines. She lives in California.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Blueprint for Structure

Chapter 2 Every Breath You Take

Chapter 3 How to Throw Your Weight

Chapter 4 The Pelvis Connection

Chapter 5 Going with the Flow

Chapter 6 Wings to Fly

Chapter 7 Heads and Tails

Chapter 8 Sides of the Coin

Chapter 9 My Structure, My Self

Chapter 10 Winning the Game




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"Meticulous instructions for exploring how you hold and move every part of your body. The rewards aren't to be underestimated. Rolfing Movement goes to the core of why many people feel stiff and disjointed."

"A do-it-yourself program of balancing the body through a series of structural awareness exercises that focus on balance in how we walk, breathe, sit, and do simple movements, taking us on a fascinating and vital journey into the blueprint of our structure."

"One of the most interesting and useful self-help books available."

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