– I have much better alignment in from my knees to my ankles. This may not sound breath-taking at first, but before all of this, if my feet were in ballet first position (think a ‘V’ shape), then my knees would go out straight. If I placed my feet together, facing straight, my knees bent in toward each other. This made yoga, Pilates, skiing and rollerblading all but impossible to do without some sort of corrective for my foot pronation. Not any more. Now everything works the way it is supposed to. Knees and feet go out straight – together!
– My posture is much better. I’ve always had decent posture, but I can tell a difference just in the fact that there is less lower back pain and I am sleeping better (when I can get to sleep).
– My walk… so smooth and gentle. I feel much more feminine as well. Guys, don’t let this deter you, it’s just a nicer, longer stride.
– I breathe more deeply and do not suffer the deep, heavy sighs anymore of trying to catch my breath – even when just sitting still.
And let’s just say for the record, that while the Rolfing was absolutely a wonderful experience and significantly improved my alignment, it was not without continuing doing the exercises given to me. These were all just very minor ones to help maintain the alignment and promote muscle memory – nothing requiring heavy exertion, some of it was done while lying in bed.
See the whole post: Rolfing, Sessions 9&10.