How does the Alexander Technique work and what can you expect from your first Alexander lesson? We aim to answer these questions in this post. Firstly, the Alexander Technique is not a therapeutic technique, but more of an educational one. This is why your session is referred to as a lesson, and the specialist as a teacher.
An accredited teacher in the Alexander Technique will show you how to identify damaging habits in your posture and movement and how to replace them with more natural and coordinated movements. Your new coordination will be achieved kinaesthetically. This means that you will develop it through the transfer of information, via both the hands of your teacher and their language. Through simple movements, including walking and sitting, your teacher will provide tactile and verbal directions that will promote the reorganisation of your mind and body. All lessons are conducted on a one-on-one basis, lasting anything from around 30 minutes to 45 minutes. The goal of the lesson is to ensure that you are more fully aware of the interactions between your thought process and your physical functioning. By becoming more aware of this, you are able to improve it. Lessons will include re-coordinating your movements in simple situations, for example, standing up and sitting down. You may also lie on your back in a neutral position. After a number of lessons, you will begin to work on more complicated and specific problems.
Now you have answers for how does the Alexander Technique work, you are ready to book your first lesson. You don’t need to look far for an expert in this technique. I am Susanna Scouller of Alexander Principle. I can help you to feel the best you have ever felt. To book a 45-minute lesson with me today, head to my website http://www.alexanderprinciple.co.uk, or give me a call on 020 7821 0007.