The sessions of the Alexander Technique are called lessons and usually last 30 or 45 minutes. Because you are learning about yourself, the relationship is that of a teacher and a student. The teacher uses light hands-on contact and verbal instruction to help the student to gain knowledge about the way s/he moves his/her body and then guides the student to new patterns of movement. A lesson typically includes simple movement such as sitting, standing, and walking as well as some time spent with the student lying on his/her back on a table.
Lessons are structured for each individual and his/her needs and interests. Other activities of each individual’s choosing may be incorporated. These may include sitting at a desk to use a computer, speaking, doing yoga, swinging a golf club and more. Lessons in the Alexander Technique are an interactive process rather than a passive one. While there are not specific exercises, you may learn some activities to practice on your own. The student should wear comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement.