The Max & Beth Show on Elements of Rolfing (3): standing

My colleague Beth and I would like to introduce the third of our videos drawing on the fundamentals of Rolfing to provide actionable tips to improve balance and posture in essential movements of the human body. Some hallmarks of good posture are ease, verticality, and quality of respiration. We hope that you enjoy and find benefit this video. If you have any questions or you would like to see a particular topic covered, let us know!

Max Leyf Treinen Alaskarolf.com

Beth Alta Fletcher beththerolfer.com

half the Max & Beth show on elements of Rolfing (2½): pelvic shift in standing

My colleague (regrettably unable to convene this week) and I started a project to communicate some of the fundamental elements of posture and movement from the perspective of Rolfing and we would like to introduce the second of our videos. Our aim is to provide actionable tips to improve balance and posture in essential movements of the human body. Some hallmarks of good posture are ease, verticality, and quality of respiration. We hope that you enjoy and find benefit this video. If you have any questions or you would like to see a particular topic covered let us know!

Max Leyf Treinen Alaskarolf.com

Beth Alta Fletcher beththerolfer.com

The Max & Beth Show on Elements of Rolfing (2): sitting to standing

My colleague and I started a project to communicate some of the fundamental elements of posture and movement from the perspective of Rolfing and we would like to introduce the second of our videos. Our aim is to provide actionable tips to improve balance and posture in essential movements of the human body. Some hallmarks of good posture are ease, verticality, and quality of respiration. We hope that you enjoy and find benefit this video. If you have any questions or you would like to see a particular topic covered let us know!

Max Leyf Treinen Alaskarolf.com

Beth Alta Fletcher beththerolfer.com

The Max & Beth Show on Elements of Rolfing (1): sitting

My colleague and I started a project to communicate some of the fundamental elements of posture and movement from the perspective of Rolfing and we would like to introduce the first of our videos. Our aim is to provide actionable tips to improve balance and posture in essential movements of the human body. Some hallmarks of good posture are ease, verticality, and quality of respiration. We hope that you enjoy and find benefit in the first of our videos. If you have any questions or you would like to see a particular topic covered let us know!

Max Leyf Treinen Alaskarolf.com

Beth Alta Fletcher beththerolfer.com

Video: Gravity & Attunement

Dear friends,

I spoke earlier today about Gravity and how it can serve to draw us into more harmonious alignment. As is so often the case, many birds came to perch once I left the branch, and I found it difficult to let them fly off without mention. In this video I have tried to say a little bit more about how we may begin to enter into the experience of relating to Gravity as an ordering principle and not a chore.

Warmly,
Max

 

The earlier video is linked below:

Video: “Gravity is the therapist”

Dear friends,

I offer another “lockdown-video” in the spirit of maintaining communication while under the constraints of the Corona-phenomenon. Ida Rolf once said that, “for the integrated body, Gravity is the therapist.” What did she mean? In this video, I tried to offer the very beginning of what could eventually become an answer. I tried to describe some ways in which the philosophy behind Rolfing is consistent with the method on the one hand and with basic facts of life that we all share, on the other. I hope some find this video helpful and inspiring.

Until we meet again,
Max

 

A Fourth Video on Principles of Rolfing: “Symptoms are condensations of habits”

Dear friends,

I wished to add a few brush strokes to clarify the picture that we have been painting over the last videos. In this video I spoke a little bit about how Rolfing is different than many other kinds of therapy. I tried to show how the analogies of the river and the tree both help to reveal this difference, but also fall short of revealing it. I hope you may find something I said to be helpful.

Until we meet again,
Max

A Third Video on Principles of Rolfing: “The map is not the territory”

Dear friends,

I wished to follow up on some of the ideas that I introduced in the first video and attempted to illustrate in the second and make an important distinction between the analogies that I offered and the reality that they are meant to represent. “The map is not the territory,” as Ida Rolf was fond of saying (in quotation of Korzybski). I hope that something that I say can inspire you to further clarity and understanding. 

Warmly,
Max