In teaching the Alexander technique my first order of business is often to dispel the notion that the Alexander technique is a therapy which is done to the student. In actuality, the Alexander technique is a process which the teacher invites the student to participate in - so that the student becomes active in seeking her own development.
It is in introducing the student to this process and in guiding him in repeated experiences of it, that the teacher helps the student to alight upon the path of continued self-development and personal enrichment we call the Alexander technique.
The shape, flexibility, position, and muscularity of your shoulders might say more about you than you realize. Slumped, heavy shoulders might give you an appearance of being tired, shy, even older than you actually are. Whereas well-positioned relaxed shoulders might make you appear more alert, youthful, even taller.