The gravitational field of the Earth is easily the most potent physical influence in any human life. When the human energy field and gravity are at way, needless to say gravity wins every time. It may be man's friend and reinforce his activity; it can also act as his enemy and drag him down, causing physical pain and discomfort. Balance to the body allows the flow of gravitational energy through our physical structure. Asymmetry and randomness betray lack of support by the gravitational field.
As there is plasticity in the human body, due to the fascia, this allows the body structure to be re-patterned to be aligned with the flow of gravity.
Most bodies are in a state of imbalance. As we grow older, we often “shrink” in height and slowly lose our flexibility. Our bones stay the same length and our muscles can still function, but the fascia is what changes the most.
An over all goal of Structural Integration is to align, and establish a relationship between a persons physical structure and their center line of gravity.