Ida Rolf, when describing her method, said something like "Put it where you want it, and call for movement.")  However, I'm not inclined to ask clients to move while I'm manipulating them. I tend to vote more for precision of work, and that makes it more comfortable for me to remove the variable of client…

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As noted earlier, 2015 was the Year of the Shoulder. I got clearer about the front-to-back balance of the shoulder girdle, including the combination of posterior shift and anterior tilt on the more dysfunctional side. More recently, I've realized that there's one more important component: on that same side, the ribcage is more flexed. I…

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It's now been almost 4 weeks since we moved from Wallingford to north Shoreline. The house is together (more or less) and great! We have 2 workplaces now: a home office and a Seattle office (look elsewhere on the website for the new locations). It's an exciting change. Now I can get back to blogging!

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  I’d like to recommend a lovely little book: Generous Movement, written by Alexandra and Roger Pierce and published in 1991. It’s available for about $11 online, and used copies can be found for even less.    The Pierces are (I believe they’re retired) both academics: she in music, he in drama. Roger Pierce trained as a Rolfer…

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Back in the day, Ida Rolf had a couple of big ideas: one was that fascia was the organ of structure, and the other was our alignment made us more or less successful in gravity. Something I want to say about that second idea is that it relates profoundly to the character of our stability. Now, I…

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