BREATHING SALUTATION is very similar to the previous exercise. Standing in the same position with the hands together in front of the chest, inhale bringing the arms up and over the back of the head keeping the hands as much in contact as possible, as if you are an Indian dancer. The tendency will be for the palms to come apart. Do not worry, just keep them as close together as possible. Hold the breath with the hands behind the head, concentrate on the effect on the vertebrae of the upper back, and the exhale bringing the hands down in front of the chest again. This may be done 3 times to the same breathing ratio as the previous exercise.

Contraindications: hernia

Benefits: This exercise not only opens up the chest cavity but tends to put a correcting pressure on the vertebrae of the upper back which helps to release the nerve impulses to the lungs.