Yoga and Structural Integration have complimentary goals; they both work toward balancing the emotional and physical well being of an individual through lengthening and integrating the body. Dr. Ida P. Rolf studied yoga and biochemistry simultaneously as she understood how the body’s structural alignment had an affect on one’s behavior and emotional well-being. She integrated the principles of Yoga into her Osteopathy practice, finding that a more balanced body eased into a more stable state of mind. Many of Andrés clients have reported that their Yoga practice has elevated to higher levels as their bodies become more integrated.
Structural Integration has the reputation of being the Ashtanga Yoga of bodywork – sometimes intense, other times painful, and not for everyone. In Linda Knittel’s article “Deep Impact” for Yoga Journal, she explores the beneficial impact Structural Integration has on yoga. Deep Impact by Linda Knittel Yoga Journal, July-August 2002 (pdf)