While you are wearing comfortable street clothes Alexander lessons are being taught on a table and in simple movements. Initially the table helps us to better understand how we react to stimuli without the complications of habitual reactions in uprightness. As time goes by more and more lesson time will be spent upright, in a chair, walking, climbing stairs and performing daily tasks.
How many lessons do I need?
Many people have a “feel good” experience even after one Alexander lesson. But long-term benefits require long-term commitment. When planning your course of lessons, here’s a guide:
- Take 3 lessons before deciding if the Alexander Technique is right for you;
- Take 5-10 lessons to learn the basic procedures for working by yourself;
- Take 25-30 lessons to experience improvement you can sustain;
- Take a lifetime of lessons if you are committed to more than resolution of pain and are interested in the ongoing discovery of the self.