Board the No-stress Express! Find How to Use the Alexander Technique
The lessons of this technique are a unique and practical means of actually stopping and changing habits that you would want to change. However, the lessons are not available in the form of a therapy rather, it teaches the individual to experience more of the natural coordination. Repeating these experiences that consist natural, fundamental movement, helps stimulate the individual’s coordination mechanism by making it more accurate. It also helps to develop the ability to choose better coordinated responses to the stimuli, which are completely non-stressful. At this point, the individual is able to make changes in the habit, which usually lasts throughout the lifetime. The individuals learn to change tension habits that have been built up over a lifetime.
The techniques described by Alexander do not involve exercises, any form of medical therapy or treatment, forms of psychotherapy, or spiritual healing techniques. It also does not involve any manipulations of bodywork or manual healing techniques. This technique does not look at a body as a set of separate parts or pressure points that have to be individually worked on. A teacher skilled in this technique will guide the students through movements, which are patterns of coordination including tension and postural patterns.
It is important to understand that this technique may not be effective for everyone. On an average, a student may require almost 40 lessons before he/she can see any difference. A goal has to be set, which can be based on the teacher’s perception of success. In some cases, the undoing of old habits may also trigger an unpleasant emotion that formed the basis of development of the bad habit in the first place.