In this exercise you breathe out making a ‘haaaaah’ sound and stretch your face muscles to awaken your body. It can be used to energise and awaken, as well as to calm the mind. It is a good one to wake up to in the morning.
Practise this exercise every day, at least twice a day. Begin with one or two breaths and build it up to ten.
1. Spend a few minutes breathing deeply to relax.
2. Take a deep breath in and open your mouth.
3. Stretch your mouth open wide and feel the muscles in your face stretching as you exhale. Stick out your tongue and make a ‘haaaaaaah’ sound.
4. Repeat the exercise for several breaths.