30 years ago, I was saved from an operation on my upper spine after taking Alexander Lessons. An acute pain from a pinched nerve going down my right arm disappeared. 7 years ago, I started swimming the beautiful Shaw Method which is based on the Alexander Technique and now swim almost daily for pleasure. Now 70, I feel that my health and general sense of well-being could not be better. Thank you Michelle Cole for my now bi-annual lessons. I still come away with new gems of self-awareness.