The Line In Rolfing®
The line is a key concept in Rolfing. If you look at the little boy logo, the boy on the right, after Rolfing, has a vertical line through the center of his body. It is a structural line that the rest of the body is organized around. Rolfing seeks to create and reinforce this line. It is not composed of physical structures in the body, in fact it does not pass through any bones except at the top of the skull. In a sense the line extends out the top of the head and also into the ground, it does not really have ends, only directions. To be truly in our bodies and in relationship to our environment we need to have both the up and down component. These directions relate to different aspects of awareness and of relationship with our self and environment.
In a more profound sense this line extends through infinite time-space. It is the line of the intent that created our life and our being. It began in the unknown past and extends to the unknown future. We are only aware of a short bit of it. As we align our awareness and our physical presence in this world with this line, we can more truly manifest our true self.
Jim Gates - Certified Advanced Rolfer™
My goal for you is for your body to support your freedom, your well-being, and your joy.