‘Whenever I use Alexander Technique, it helps. But I keep forgetting to use it! Sometimes I get to the end of a job and realise I didn’t think of it once.’
Even when we appreciate the benefits of Alexander Technique, remembering to engage with it can be a challenge. This is all the more difficult if we are unaware of ourselves in the moment in which we are moving or resting with poor quality.
All students of Alexander Technique arrive with an acknowledgement of scope for improvements in their life. It may be a pain one has, or a recognition of falling short of potential which is the catalyst to study. After a period of study, this initial motivation usually becomes fulfilled. Students may feel content to discontinue lessons. If the principles have been fully embodied, the student at this time is asking: “what now?