Balanced Body, Balanced Being

We all have our unique definitions of what it means to feel "balanced."

How do YOU experience balance in your body? For me it's wearing comfortable clothes that allow me to breathe and move. It's a consistent awareness of my breath and how my emotions light up different areas of my body: fear, for example, is a tightening around my heart's pericardium; joy is a feeling of cool air embracing my eyes and the skin on my forehead. I feel balanced when my spine is able to easily stack its vertebrae while I sit and walk; balance feels like the support from my legs and feet as I stand upright in gravity. I feel equanimous after a 75-minute yoga practice, when I stand up from savasana and feel that all is well with the world, if only for a moment. I feel balanced half-way through an acupuncture session when my body surrenders to the stillness that the needles demand and my nervous system finally relaxes. I feel like I can do anything after a great Rolfing session: whether its a handstand or a business interview.

Balance is movement, it is not a static state. The body, the emotions, and our perceptions are constantly in flux though constantly working to return to homeostasis.

"Rolfing does not 'cure' symptoms. The goal of Rolfing is a more resilient, higher-energy system. The organism then is itself better able to defend against illness and overcome stress, and the greater energy does its own beneficial work in healing and relaxing. Rolfing does not achieve perfection; it begins a process. 

Its goal is to establish balance in gravity. The ten-hour cycle is a first step in that direction. Rolfing is an ongoing process that continues long after the work has been completed. Bodies have a natural liking for uprightness, comfort, and ease. Insofar as they can experience it, they try to live in a place of balance.

In this place, the energy of gravity can flow with (not counter to) the energy of the individual." -Dr. Ida Rolf

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