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should be thrown back until the space between them is flat and straight, and the head should be held firmly erect—not allowed to drop forward, or incline to either side. In this position the internal organs are per­mitted free play, and no difficulty is encountered in breathing deeply. As­sume this position, hold it for a few moments, and inhale several slow, deep breaths before com­mencing your exercises every day,
Fig. 1.
and it will quickly become easy, and eventually habitual.
Exercise 1
Stand erect, arms extended straight before the body, as in Figure 2; hands clasped, muscles flexed. Then swing the arms apart and backward,
in a
horizontal plane, to position
Fig. 2.
shown in
Figure 3. Return to first position, and repeat eight to twelve times. Make the movements quickly.
Exercise 2
Place the palms of the hands together over the head, arms ex­tended; throw arms backward as far as possible, to position shown in Figure 4, then swing them for­ward and downward, bending body
Fig. 3.
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