Knowledge is only a rumor until lives in the muscle

I recently came across this wonder quote from the Ansaro tribe of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. It was an episode of The OA with the slightly difference translation of “body” rather than “muscle” (I’ve also seen “bone” used).

It’s such a wonderful explanation for how Rolfing works as well. There is plenty to intellectually know about the work, but it’s the embodiment of it that makes it permanent and available on a daily basis. It also explains why the movement work aspect of Rolfing is so powerful and important. Learning to exist differently in your body allows the information experienced in the sessions to become an inherent knowledge for you that is always there to be used from then on. Without that integration, it’s just too easy to slip back into old patterns which sets us up to experience the same problems again later.

Posted by Jon Grossart

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