Sitting in Simhasana, with legs crossed at ankles, and heels brought under the perineum, Sami demonstrates Simha Mudra (Lion Mudra). With hands on knees and fingers fully splayed, he thrusts out his tongue, touching it to his chin. Head stays down, chin to chest; and gaze lifts to a point between the eyebrows.

This preparatory practice opens the muscles of the neck and pharyngeal wall, breaking down any fibrous adhesions that may have developed in its faschia, thereby promoting relaxed, smoother breathing.