A typical Alexander lesson takes place one on one. The Alexander teacher observes the pupil walking, standing and lying down. Part of the lesson takes place with the student lying, fully clothed on a table. The Alexander Teacher gently guides the person with subtle and soothing physical adjustments until the person becomes aware of the inappropriate tensions and holding patterns throughout their body.
As the student ‘feels’ more accurately where the tension and holding patterns are lodged, they are taught how to respond by ‘directing ’ or ‘ordering ‘ the body to release tension and holding. The spine lengthens, the back widens, the breath deepens, and there is a feeling of lightness, wellbeing and presence.
BENEFITS include: Improved posture and joint fluidity, increased flexibility and stamina, more breathing capacity, reduced mental tension and facial tension and the ability to use ‘body presence’ to be conscious and aware in any given moment.