Most of us are moving with some degree of tension and imbalance, using poor habitual movement patterns that create tensions and pain long-term. But our bodies will self-organise into balanced, easy movement, if only we know how to let this happen. This is what we are learning in lessons of Alexander technique. Your brain and body are learning to recognise unnecessary habits, gently stopping them from happening and then allowing new ways to move. This is happening even when it sometimes feels like you
The Alexander work seeping into me more and more. I'm deliberately not sitting down to think about it too much because I'm such a thinker, but I am aware now of what I need to do, like when I'm standing for a long time , say, cooking. My neck pain, which was really bad, and down into the right shoulder, is virtually gone, and I think that's because my neck is not cocked back any more.