When a student is first setting out to learn the Alexander Technique to effect positive change, it can sometimes seem quite difficult and confusing, because many of the teacher's instructions go against our lifelong habits and common culture.
How can I fix something if I don't really understand it? I need more information. I haven't been able to "cure" myself of tight shoulders before....so let me observe and gather more information. If I immediately dive into making the shoulders "relax" in the usual way, tomorrow they will be tight again, and nothing will have changed. I am a scientist, and I become my own experiment. I am both subject and object.
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