Lessons provide us with an opportunity to stop and take some time out for ourselves amongst all the priorities and stress which can be a part of everyday life. This time very much giving us the opportunity to consider how we use our bodies, such as being aware of our balance, the quality of our voice, how we breathe and how much muscular effort we make performing simple movements, such as siting and standing, speaking, etc. Learning to prevent our habitual responses and replace them with more consciously-chosen ones can be of benefit in terms of improving our poise, co-ordination and breathing.
Lessons involve very gentle hands-on guidance by the teacher. The pupil is taught a technique which addresses the way in which we are using our entire selves, this may result in muscular aches and pains, stress, worry, anxiety etc. No one area of the body or specific symptom is concentrated upon too much, rather the teacher and pupil together take into account the entire total pattern of co-ordination. By unlearning unhelpful habits, patterns of thought and movement, which impede our freedom to function, we can begin to undo the many layers of misuse which may be hindering us. After a lesson, the general feeling is one of all round positivity, improved attitude, co-ordination and demeanour.