Most students often remark on a lack of awareness of their tension and habits.
To know what you are doing you need a mirror – otherwise you simply carry on doing what you have always done.
This is the role for the teacher – to bring into focus that which wants to remain hidden.
Continuous lessons and an intention to bring conscious presence to daily activities accelerates progress.
All of our own particular awareness/unawareness ratios is absolutely perfect in any given moment.