What happens during an Alexander Technique lesson?
F. M. Alexander
Using a gentle combination of hands-on work and verbal instruction, you are guided through a range of everyday activities. During this process you become aware of inefficient patterns. Together with the teacher you explore alternatives which do not involve habitual tension, collapse, imbalance and excess effort. Your occupation-related movements such as playing an instrument or using a computer are also included.
It takes at least ten lessons to have a basic understanding of the technique. Thirty lessons or more is the usual recommendation. The Alexander Technique is a lifetime skill to be practiced daily. Once you are aware of your habits and understand how to change them, you can have as many or as few lessons as you see fit. You will learn: