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The Warm Up: Breathing


Starting position Seated on mat. Spine and pelvis neutral and vertical. Knees bent, feet flat on mat. Holding shins. Scapulae stabilized.

To prepare inhale...

Exhale initiate from top of head and sequentially articulate spine into flexion forward, relaxing over legs.
While flexed forward...

Inhale through nose, feel back and sides of rib cage expand.

Exhale through pursed lips, allowing rib cage to close.

Complete 3–5 breaths.

On last exhale...
initiate from tail and sequentially articulate spine, rolling up to starting position.

Complete 2 to 3 repetitions.