Everyone can benefit from regular Alexander lessons but in order to start one needs some motivation, here are some of the reasons people give for taking lessons;
Pain: Many students come to the technique because they are in physical pain. Some people may come for Alexander lessons with physical ailments, e.g. neuromuscular or joint problems, bad backs, breathing difficulties or tension problems. With the Alexander Technique, one can learn how to strip away the habits and tensions that might be the source behind the symptoms.
Performance and Practice: Athletes, musicians, actors, dancers or other performing artists, tend to come for lessons in search of greater expressive freedom and poise in their chosen field. It can be an invaluable tool for reducing performance anxiety, enhancing stage presence, improving tone, technique and overall coordination.
Personal Growth: For some individuals the Alexander Technique becomes a fundamental practice for living; a personal resource for choosing clarity of consciousness and greater coherence of energy.
Does one need to wear any kind of special clothing to a lesson?
Students should do their best to come wearing comfortable, non-restrictive clothing to their lessons. Skirts and sleeveless shirts are not recommended.