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Opening the Chest

14. Stand with your feet the width of the shoulders, toes pointed forward and knees slightly bent. Relax your belly. Let your arms dangle from the shoulders in a relaxed manner. Inhale and lift your arms over your head, palms open to the sky, as the upper back arches and the chest opens. Straighten the legs as you make this arm motion. Exhale and lower your arms in front of the chest down to just below the navel, the palms pressing down to the earth. The knees bend as this motion takes place. Repeat this exercise 8 times. Do the motion slowly and deeply. Feel the air coming into your lungs on the inhale and out on the exhale. Imagine that you are pulling energy into your body from the outside and storing it below your navel and inside.

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