by Robert Rickover

One example of Alexander Technique constructive rest.  You can see several others at the Constructive Rest Page

Alexander Technique constructive rest, sometimes known as “active rest”, “semi-supine” or the “Alexander lying-down position” is an extremely effective self-help tool for for anyone who wants a simple, practical way of releasing excess tension from their body.

An important aspect of constructive rest is the changed relationship of your body with gravity, and spending a few minutes a day in the constructive rest position is a perfect complement to the center of gravity processes that are the focus of this website.

Here’s an interview describing the constructive rest:


And here’s another about using constructive rest to explore Alexander Technique negative directions:


Using constructive rest to explore the Up With Gravity Process:


Using constructive rest to explore combining the Up with Gravity Process with Alexander Technique negative directions:


You can find a great deal more information about constructive rest – including more audio interviews, videos, and articles – on the Constructive Rest page of The Complete Guide to the Alexander Technique.