Most often the Alexander Technique is taught in individual lessons lasting approximatly fourty-five minutes. During the lesson the teacher and student explore common activities such as walking, sitting, bending, etc., as well as any specific activity the student wishes to become more skillfull at, such as playing an instrument, singing, acting, meditating, sitting, etc. The teacher guides the student into a fuller awareness with both words and an informative light touch of the hands. There is also usually a tablework period during which the student lies upon a table, fully clothed, exploring the Alexander Principles with an active attention. The lesson is a relaxed yet intense learning experience.