There are as many unique paths to personal growth as there are people in this world. Some common examples would be parenting, meditation, Tai chi, volunteering, yoga, Pilates, reading, athletics, spiritual studies, teaching. In addressing habits of misuse, lessons in the Alexander Technique not only teach you to move in the most efficient and coordinated way possible, but also teach you a special way of thinking referred to as “thinking in action”. This way of thinking allows you to observe your habitual reactions to stimuli, whether the stimuli be a particular yoga pose, your desire to run a marathon, or the latest antics of your two-year old. Observing your reactions to stimuli keeps you present in a way that is helpful to you no matter what you are doing in that moment. You learn that you have a choice in how you react to a stimulus, and can make the best choice possible.