After completing a course of Alexander Technique lessons, both activities of daily living and highly skilled movements become efficient and easier to perform. Improved posture, balance and coordination contribute to feelings of increased energy and improved self- image and appearance. Along with the ability to move with greater mobility and freedom, students of the technique report feelings of increased resilience, lightness, and composure. The mindfulness fostered by the Alexander Technique allows people to create new direction in their lives and improves their ability to respond to the challenges of everyday life.