Sit straight in a sturdy chair, feet flat, forming a straight line from head to hips. Place your hands at your upper ribs and inhale through your nose, expanding front and back ribs. Exhale through your mouth, drawing ribs in. Repeat for 1 minute.
• Breathe properly Inhale through your nose until you feel your back and side ribs expand. Exhale through your mouth with pursed lips as you draw your navel in toward your spine.
• Initiate all movement from your core (the center of your body) Draw your navel in toward your spine before beginning any movement.
• Focus on alignment Keep your eyes on the horizon, relax your shoulders and keep your head in line with your hips.