The Alexander Technique "lie-down"is a very simple yet highly effective procedure for reducing long-standing tension habits and improving movement and posture. It consists of lying on the back on a firm surface, e.g., a carpeted or bare floor, with an additional firm and flat support for the head; paperback books work well as a support. The knees are bent and face up to the ceiling and the feet are flat on the floor; both the knees and feet are about hip-width apart.
It's good to practice the "lie-down" for about twenty minutes one or more times a day. Resting in this position allows the body to unwind and lengthen (scroll down to see quote from actor Jonathon Price), providing for more energy, comfort, and ease.
The lie-down can be practiced almost anywhere there is a reasonably flat and firm surface, and it can be particularly helpful when traveling—before and after long hours are spent on a plane or in a car. While a hotel room floor can work well, Alexander Technique Center of Washington student, Michael Subotin, seen in the photos below, has taken advantage of historic sites in his travels!