Calming & Balancing with Constructive Rest
Constructive Rest is an easy resting position that anyone can do, even with no hands-on experience of MAT or the Alexander Technique.
All you do is set aside 10-20 minutes, find a good spot on the floor (or a massage table), get a couple paperback books to put under your head – and you’re set.
Constructive Rest provides many benefits when practiced regularly, including:
• Provides pain relief, and allows muscles, joint and tendons to release tension
• Gentle release and lengthening of the neck, back, spine and shoulders, easing compression and helping to restore your full height
• Calming and balancing of the nervous system –a “time out” from stresses of the day
• Helps you regain energy
• Allows ribcage to rest & relax, and helps improve breathing
• Improved ability to handle physical and emotional stress
• Develops increased mindfulness and self-awareness
• Builds distress tolerance other self-regulation skills
Download Becca’s PDF:
Constructive Rest Practice – an easy Alexander Technique Mind/Body Practice for Calming, Stress, Pain, Fatigue, Mood Elevation and other benefits.
Listen to Alexander Technique teacher Imogen Ragone’s Guided Constructive Rest Talk-Through: