Yoga is a traditional art form originating
in India which is based on physical and mental discipline.
Its popularity has spread around the world, with millions of
people taking up yoga training or attending yoga workouts to
keep fit and healthy and achieve balance in all areas of
Yoga, with its system of yoga poses, yoga
balance, yoga exercises and breathing exercises has become
highly popular as an exercise form, noted for its ability to
promote all-round well-being by losening muscles, increasing
flexibility and fundamentally improving posture.
Yoga is also taught as a form of
alternative medicine that prevents certain diseases and
maladies by aligning the energy meridiens to kepe them open
and keeping the prana flowing.
Yoga and Rolfing share a common
emphasis on posture as integral to well-being, as well as an
emphasis on the alignment of the body. In yoga, this comes
with yoga poses, yoga balance and yoga exercises which
achieve a supple, graceful posture. The emphasis on
alignment is seen in yoga balance and the yoga belief in
aligning the energy meridiens.
In Rolfing, a Rolfer will
out a dynamic, creative balance in your body that is quite
different from holding it in one rigid
postural position that cannot easily accomodate
the daily demands of life. Posture, as taught
through Rolfing, is a creative, fluid process much
like the yoga philosophy. With Rolfing,
you move with correct posture, you do not
hold. Rolfing will teach you the inherent balance of a
properly aligned structure and how to let gravity do
the work of providing support. This ultimately improves
And Yoga Supplement Each Other To Achieve Better
Many people who do yoga
exercises often find that while they are able to do hold the
posture of an asana on one side of their body, they are unable
to repeat the yoga asana on the other side of their body
because they feel additional tension on that side. These
tensions arise as a result of structural and posture imbalances
in the body.
Teachers of Rolf Movement
Integration address disruptions in structural balance in the
bodies of our students and clients. Rolfing through
hands-on manipulation and providing cues and prompts that help
you regain your structural integrity. This will help you to
effortlessly complete your yoga workout without straining to
overcome the inherent imbalances in your body.
Through Rolfing session,
Rolfers bring out this elongation without effort, which is very
important in successfully adopting yoga positions and the
posture of the asanas.
One of the hallmarks of Rolfing
is the attainment of improved posture as a result of
surrendering tension and strain, as opposed to learning new
ways of working hard, or trying to maintain a good
Rolfing, clients often find that because they have bodies that
are more supple, better aligned, and have better posture, they
are better able to respond to yoga training or a yoga