Ruthy Alon

Chairs: From Fixation to Mobility

by Ruthy Alon
12 DVDs, 44 Processes

Ruthy Alon has focused her creative energies towards simple movement processes that can all be done sitting in a chair. The DVD program shows Ruthy Alon leading a group step by step through the movements. The 44 short sessions are oriented towards anyone who sits as a significant part of their day, and also for anyone looking to in Ruthy's words: "Refresh their posture and develop Anti-Gravity Vitality." The length and simplicity of the lessons allows them to be easily used as part of a daily practice.

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by Ruthy Alon
12 DVDs, 44 Processes

Ruthy Alon has focused her creative energies towards simple movement processes that can all be done sitting in a chair. The DVD program shows Ruthy Alon leading a group step by step through the movements. The 44 short sessions are oriented towards anyone who sits as a significant part of their day, and also for anyone looking to in Ruthy's words: "Refresh their posture and develop Anti-Gravity Vitality." The length and simplicity of the lessons allows them to be easily used as part of a daily practice.
Forty Four Shortcut Movements Processes for Refreshing Posture and Regenerating Anti-Gravity Vitality not only for people who have difficulty but also for everyone who is sitting long hours and willing to devote a short time for their Well-Being without needing special preliminary conditions.
Chairs Disc #1:
  • 1. Foot Stomping
  • 2. Bouncing on Heels - Aligning the Neck and lumbar
  • 3. Tapping for Strength
  • 4. Getting Up - Counter Balance
  • 5. Getting Up - Protecting Knees
  • Disc #2:
  • 6. Wave and Axis
  • 7. Locating Sit Bones
  • 8. Basic Pattern of Locomotion - Foot on Wall
  • 9. Shoulder Up and Down
  • Disc #3:
  • 10. Mini-Wrap A
  • 11. Roman Sandals
  • 12. Getting Up from Chair - Ischia Walking
  • disc #4:
  • 13. Knees/Spiraling Out of the Chair
  • 14. 3-Dimensional Pressure
  • 15. Getting Out of Chair from a Relaxed Position
  • Disc #5:
  • 16. Front Standing to Sitting - Musical Chairs
  • 17. Ischium Outside of the Chair - Sideways Flexion
  • 18. Sphincters
  • 19. Moving Towel
  • 20. Yawning
  • Disc #6:
  • 21. Jaw
  • 22. Knee Bends Knee/Bouncing on Heels
  • 23. Mini-Wrap B
  • 24. Articulating the Base of the Neck
  • 25. Back Long and Short
  • Disc #7:
  • 26. Translation of the Sternum and Head
  • 27. Lifting Weights - Preparation Raising Arms
  • 28. Resistance - Pushing Hands
  • Disc #8:
  • 30. Fragmented Breathing
  • 31. Narrow Pelvis
  • 32. Full Crossed Wrap Lower Thighs Bouncing on Heels
  • Disc #9:
  • 33. Platform - Short Leg
  • 34. Primal Swimming
  • 35. Ribs Around the Steering
  • Disc #10:
  • 36. Water Carrier’s Walk
  • 37. Function of Crawling
  • Disc #11:
  • 38. Silken Scarf
  • 39. Process Review
  • Disc #12:
  • 40. Sinking Knee
  • 41. Brushing Falling - Sliding Versus Blocking
  • 42. Strategies to Restore Equilibrium
  • 43. Spiraling to the Floor and Back
  • 44. Mini-Wrap C - Double External Spine
  • Yoga Discussion
  • Birthday Lift
  • Hedgehog Story

Ruthy Alon (1930—2020) was among the 13 fortunate students who sat on straw stools around the low treatment table at Moshe Feldenkrais's first training program. From those early days in Israel, the Feldenkrais Method became the central axis of Ruthy’s development and professional contributions. She was the first practitioner to follow Moshe to the U.S., in 1972, coming to the Esalen Institute in California, and then teaching his new approach to the improvement of human functioning in centers around the world.

She always taught with loving kindness and generosity. She continued to learn and to bring the Method to the public, making it easily accessible for everyone.

At the 2018 Feldenkrais® Guild conference, in Washington D.C., Ruthy was honored with a Lifetime Achievement award for her contributions to the Method and our community. Her brilliant thinking and innovation has helped thousands of people over many decades. Her students, both of the Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education and Movement Intelligence will continue on her name teaching her beautiful body of work.

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