Acquiring the skills of Alexander Technique involves a great deal of experiential learning and reveals many surprising facts about ourselves – as we are, versus what we have assumed ourselves to be.
Some of this new information is purely practical – for instance, you may learn new things about basic anatomy and body mechanics. Beyond this, you will likely have other unanticipated observations about the way your own mind-body system works.
Expanding your knowledge about how you function can give you a better understanding of who you are. This can strongly influence how you relate to the world around you. You will have greater conscious control over your own responses and behavior, which gives you greater freedom and influence over your circumstances.
So, though the changes you make in your everyday life may at first seem finite and minimal, they can have far-reaching consequences for the better. In changing one thing, you are changing everything.
Everything we gain through this experiential work can be put to good use, informing our choices about how to take care of ourselves and how best to interact with our environment, in small ways and great.