mind/body synchronization; combining alexander technique with gokhale method and psoas release party to create good use; creative rest, glidewalking; working with a bokken to achieve health and happiness; "eight steps to a pain free back" by Esther Gokhale; "Psoas Release Party" by Jonathan Fitzgordon
Alexander Technique; Constructive Rest; Semi supine; Alexander Rest; Part one of Two
Part Two; Constructive Rest
A Guide to this powerful self-help tool, inspired by the Alexander Technique, that can help anyone release harmful tension.
Constructive rest, sometimes known as "active rest", "semi-supine" or the "Alexander lying-down position" is an extremely effective self-help tool for Alexander Technique students, and for anyone else who wants a simple, practical way of releasing excess tension from their body.
The purpose of this page is to pull together in one place all the available information about constructive rest - articles, blogs, videos and audio resources. You'll find a variety of approaches to constructive rest here but there are three aspects that are pretty universal: 1. Lie on a firm surface; 2. Your knees should be elevated relative to your hips; and 3. There should (usually) be some support under your head. Most of the differences relate to what is most useful for you to think about (or not think about) while doing constructive rest. If you're new to the process, you might want to experiment with different suggestions.