Modern life presents us with situations and challenges to which we must respond. Often we react automatically and with excessive effort, bringing little awareness to our manner of reaction. Over time, our responses become stereotyped, characterized by undue tension and lack of spontaneity. They may eventually lead to strain and discomfort, a decline in general ease and feelings of stress or anxiety. We don't realize it, but we are causing our own problems.
The Alexander Technique offers us a way out of this dilemma. It teaches us to become aware of how we "use" or "misuse" ourselves, a means for stopping the 'misuse', and a technique to replace habitual reactions with conscious choice.