The following are some simple exercises to wake up and limber the body. All of these movements work more effectively in combination with the traditional hatha yoga breath for stretching: ujjayi (prohounced oo-JAH-ya). I call it the Darth Vader breath.
· Keeping your lips closed inhale slowly through your nose. Close your glottis, which is just above your vocal chords; this gives your breath that Darth Vader sound. Breathe fully into your belly.
· Exhale slowly through your nose with your lips closed. You’re now ready for the warm-ups.
· Stand with your feet hip-width apart. Relax your body beginning with feet, then ankles, legs, hips, pelvis, belly, shoulders, jaws, eyes and scalp.
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