Normally, we react to a stimulus by getting ready to do the next thing. Usually, the “next thing” is an automatic and largely unconscious reaction, and often involves patterns of tension and stress that we aren’t aware of. The Alexander Technique is a method to refrain from doing our old, automatic, habitual reactions.
Instead, we learn to
Specifically, in step 2, we use a kind of ‘directional thinking’ developed by F.M. Alexander and proven for over 100 years.