Structural Integration - Deep Tissue Bodywork, Posture and Movement Education

"When the body gets working appropriately, the force of gravity can flow through. Then, spontaneosly, the body heals itself."
Ida Rolf, Ph.D.

Passive Walking Robot – Structural Integration

July 19, 2013 : Blog

This video shows how a structure can be created that mimics the body’s natural ability to walk passively. While this walking robot needs to be put on a slope to gain potential energy, all we need to do is lean forward a bit and on any flat surface we too can have a mostly passive stride. This of course can also be done on a slope. There are small muscles that need to fire in our body during normal walking, but these are all a small and deep series of intrinsic musculature that takes very little effort to engage.

Using these muscles as well as allowing your bones and ligaments to function in their balanced state you can just allow walking to happen. The feeling is effortless, light and easy. Structural Integration teaches this technique in the human body. Check out this short video to see passive walking in action, without that pesky consciousness in the way…

If you would like to learn more about how you can embody this walking robot’s passive movement please drop me a line. While we are a bit more complex, the basic theory is the same. Are you working too hard to do simple actions?