Your teacher uses explanation and a guiding touch to help you reach a state of ease and balance. You start by working with simple movements and positions—such as sitting, walking, or bending the knees—which are basic to all activity. Through experience and observation, you learn how to prevent tension and overexertion. Then, you learn how to activate your natural postural reflexes which balance the pull of gravity so that you experience a lightness and poise in both stillness and movement. A lesson in the Alexander Technique will usually produce an immediate feeling of well-being. The goal of lessons is to integrate the main principles of the technique into your daily life and activities.