Ruthy Alon

Walk for Life: Part 1 - A Movement Intelligence Program

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by Ruthy Alon
9 DVDs, 52 Processes

Walk for Life is an accessible and effective program to improve walking. The program will benefit anyone wishing to enhance their walking experience and is especially oriented to aging walkers. Each chapter explores different aspects of the walking experience. Various positions are used including, lying on the floor, sitting in chairs and always walking.


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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.

Walk for Life is an accessible and effective program to improve walking. The program will benefit anyone wishing to enhance their walking experience and is especially oriented to aging walkers. Each chapter explores different aspects of the walking experience. Various positions are used including, lying on the floor, sitting in chairs and always walking. Some of the sessions take place out of doors and include practice walking up and down hills and processes using poles to improve the rhythm and propulsive elements of walking. The course is creative and fun and is guaranteed to enrich your walking experience.

Includes: Nine DVDs with 52 different learning processes.
    Disc-#1:

  • 1_Program-Introduction
  • 2_Restoring-Ankle-Flexibility
  • 3_Discussion
  • 4_Elbows-Walk-on-Knees
  • 5_Revitalizing-the-Toes
  • 6_Discussion


  • Disc-#2:

  • 7_Digging-Sand-Backward
  • 8_Aligning-Neck-and-Lumbar
  • 9_Demo
  • 10_Discussion
  • 11_Adjusting-Eyes-to-Posture


  • Disc-#3:

  • 12_Bouncing-on-Heels
  • 13_Basic-Evolutionary-Codes-of-Locomotion
  • 14_The-Ultimate-Fitness-of-the-Creeping-Function
  • 15_Discussion/Demo
  • 16_Walking-with-Poles


  • Disc-#4:

  • 17_Relaxation-Knees-from-Side-to-Side
  • 18_Hip-Joint-on-Elevation
  • 19_Discussion
  • 20_Hand-in-Hand-in-the-Strip
  • 21_Discussion
  • 22_Sinking-Knee---Lower-Back-Relief
  • 23_Neck-Relief-Selective-Inhibition
  • 24_Discussion


  • Disc-#5:

  • 25_Bouncing-on-Heels
  • 26_Strengthening-a-Leg-by-Resistance
  • 27_The-Wrap-a-Loan-of-Optimal-Posture
  • 28_Uphill-Falling-Downhill-Running
  • 29_Walking-with-Poles
  • 30_Relaxation-Back-of-a-Boat


  • Disc-#6:

  • 31_Chicken-Dance-for-Equilibrium
  • 32_Discussion/Demo
  • 33_Nonchalant-Running
  • 34_Relaxation-Expending-Lungs-Volume
  • 35_Walking-Without-Poles


  • Disc-#7:

  • 36_Aligning-Knee-in-the-Strip
  • 37_Discussion
  • 38_Neck/Jaw-Interaction


  • Disc-#8:

  • 39_Point-of-Zero-Balance
  • 40_Demo/Discussion
  • 41_Peg-Between-Vertebrae
  • 42_Discussion
  • 43_Projecting-Head-Over-Spine
  • 44_Stomach-Lift
  • 45_Diagonal-Poles-Low/High
  • 46_Walking-with-Poles
  • 47_Refreshing-Sight
  • 48_Walking-with-Poles
  • 49_Downhill-Running-on-Hot-Coals
  • 50_Relaxation-Nostril-Breathing


  • Disc-#9:

  • 51_Pelvis-Heel-Rotation
  • 52_Demo
  • 53_Lateral-Sway-of-Pelvis
  • 54_Demo/Discussion
  • 55_Wrap-Protecting-Lumbar
  • 56_Wrap-Supporting-Neck
  • 57_Waving-the-Poles
  • 58_Pulling-Poles-in-Pairs
  • 59_Head-Turning-Following-the-Senses
  • 60_Circle-of-Completion

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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