Handle Yourself

Place your hands behind your back, palm to palm. A variation is to interlace the fingers and press the backs of the hands under the shoulder blades with the thumbs fitting against the scapulae.  Begin bhasktrika breath: take a deep breathe in and the force the exhalation out; immediately inhale with the same force.  The inhale and exhale are equal in duration and the breath is rhythmic.  Play with the tempo in order to lubricate the shoulder and stimulate the diaphragm.  

Use this recipe to add champagne to your cocktail, seltzer your matzoh ball and to fluff yourself up when you are feeling smoothed or a bit tight in your circumstances.