What happens in the lessons?

A typical Alexander lesson involves working with everyday activities; most commonly getting in and out of a chair and lying down, as well as walking, bending down, reaching up, climbing stairs, picking things up or working on something more specific such as playing a musical instrument, voice work or working on a student’s golf swing. Chair work is particularly useful as it involves a significant change from one point of a balance to another.

Working with a student lying down, the issue of balance being less consequential, tends to allow for more overall integration and release.

Work on the application of the technique to specific activities such as playing sport, music or day-to-day tasks like lifting things or using a phone can vary according to each student’s interests and needs as well as depending on their experience.  I believe that the real value of the technique is in its application but it is important to have a demonstrable understanding of the basic concepts before this kind of work becomes more beneficial.