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Connective Tissue & Alignment
in the Field of Gravity

Connective tissue, or fascia, is the transluscent web like structure that connects everything in our body to everything else, it is considered the organ of form and surrounds and envelops  all muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments, organs, blood vessels, even nerves.  It is a vast and intricate matrix, where elaborate communication and connection take place. 

Our connective tissue has the ability to change and adapt when applying warmth, pressure and movement; it changes from a harder substance known as “gel” into a more plyable and flexible substance  which is called “sol” or solution.  This creates a true plasticity in the body’s tissue and we are then able to create new pathways for the body to function in a more sustainable and graceful manner.

A true wonder of the human body is our uprightness in gravity and the body’s ability to adapt and regenerate.  

The body orients itself in the gravitational field, as Ida Rolf would say, “Gravity is the therapist; when the body gets working appropriately, the force of gravity can flow through, then spontaneously the body heals itself.”  Once the main segments of the body are relating to one another and there is an orientation around a vertical line, gravity becomes an energizing force rather than a depleting one.  And we find we are able to move and function more gracefully in our daily lives, bringing more conscious awareness and presence, breath and awareness to how we move through the world.