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Inspired Warm-up Exercises…

Breathing plays a very important role, even in the warm up session. The correct breathing patterns – soft and flowing breaths (from the abdomen) – mean that the movement will begin to flow, just as the energy from the breath flows through the body. The body will stay relaxed and we will feel less tired, as the energy circulating via our bloodstream sustains us throughout the exercise. At the same time, by using the breath this way, we are also using the warm-up session and exercises as part of our over all meditation.

• Turning from the waist (side to side) with arms loosely hanging and wrapping around body.

• Turning from the waist, cupping the hands slightly and gently tapping the tummy and the middle back – thus feeling the vibration through from one hand to the other.

• Holding the energy ball between the hands. (Palms of hands are facing each other) As you breathe in and out, the energy ball is breathing with you –feel it expanding and contracting.

• The Pendulum – Hold and breathe the energy ball and begin turning the waist from side to side. As you do this the arms will automatically follow the waist – allow the arms to rise upwards (keeping the shoulders down) as you turn in one direction and then allow them to come downwards as you turn back – once again using the breath.

• Phoenix rising. Same as above except that instead of allowing the arms and the energy ball to rise towards the sides, it rises towards the front and the back (slightly turning the shoulders).

• Empty leg/Full leg – weight distribution and balance.

 

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