by Ruthy Alon
9 DVDs, 48 Processes
The Solutions Programs offer a range of inventive movement processes designed to address common neuro-muscular issues. The course takes place over six days with participants working mainly sitting in chairs, but also sometimes walking or working against the wall. Ruthy Alon artfully guides and empowers participants to access their own, self-correcting intelligence, so that they are able to discover better options for comfortable, coordinated movement. The movement processes are accessible to all ages and abilities and can be done at home.
In order to participate in some of the movement processes you will need a “wrap.” For the fabric wrap, purchase 7 yards (21 feet) of 45 inch wide fabric.
Solutions One focuses particularly on the back, and the legs with special attention to postural challenges resulting in compression and stiffness in the low back, chest/rib rigidity and various kinds of back pain. Themes will include restoring the resilience and "springiness" of the ankles, feet and knees, aligning the hips, releasing low back compression, improving overall alignment and mobility in the trunk and legs, and developing more options and resilience for recovering balance. The program is oriented towards self-care so the participants leave with processes they can do at home. The Movement Solutions Program can be of particular interest to Feldenkrais practitioners as it consists of short processes that combine strategies both from ATM and FI that can be directly applied in one’s practice.
In Ruthy’s words: “The Movement Solutions Program applies the Feldenkrais Method's® integrative approach to functioning; exploring the reciprocal relationship between the area of suffering and its network of roots throughout the entire body. The result will be restoration of harmonious cooperation, so that the body is able to work as nature intended. The Movement Intelligence exercises are all designed as self-care strategies so that participants will leave the program with tools they can use at home. Participants will be empowered to awaken their own, self-correcting intelligence, so that their organism is able to overcome its own functional failures with better options for efficient, coordinated action.”