The Alexander Technique Lying Down Procedure
The names for this procedure proliferate! It is now also known as Semi-supine, Constructive Rest and the Active Rest Procedures.
This procedure forms part of most traditional Alexander lessons and is taught with the client lying on an Alexander table, in a semi-supine position. In group workshops and online, students learn how to practise this on the floor.
A student’s beautiful garden retreat, with bespoke platform for Lying Down
Lying down practice in the open air can be great. Looking up at the sky or into the canopy of a tree above you, can be very special.
Practising this every day can change your life!
In face to face lessons, teachers gently touch and guide pupils during this activity. Online, teachers use words, observation and demonstration. Pupils develop self awareness and learn to give themselves directions, in order to bring about changes in themselves. The procedure offers us many benefits when we use it regularly. It is a valuable stress reduction tool, alleviates back pain and helps us recharge our batteries.
If you practise the Lying Down Procedure for 10 – 20 minutes each day, you can begin to see positive changes in yourself. You just need to lie on the floor, rather than a bed, which will not give adequate support. Of course if someone is unable to get up and down from the floor, using a bed is acceptable.
Most people love using this as they feel so good afterwards!