Being a bit auditory, I initially tend to talk my way through things. A rather slow strategy.
IMHO, best learning is see-do. Visually see it externally from a spectator position, see it internally from a participants position, and kinesthetically do it.
Seeing the visual (internal and external) is useful. Feeling the alignment and connect within and between us both is essential to check if I have it. Then move.
IMHO, its sequentially useful to intellectually have some idea of what I am feeling for.
Hi Lynn. Best learning? I would add a few things there but basically yes.
Sequentially useful to know what you're feeling for? Yes indeed. In fact critical I would say.
I am always feeling for non-resistance. That's bottom line. No substitutes for me. Thus the principles learned come into play, the one that achieves this is the correct one.