This series is an excellent warm up and is beneficial as an exercise in its own right. It increases cardial activity and circulation, stretches and bends the spine, massages the inner organs, aids the digestive system, exercises the lungs, and oxygenates the blood. Synchronize your breath with the movements to create an uninterrupted rhythm throughout the sequence of positions. Start by practicing three rounds and then gradually increase to five or six. When practiced with awareness, this improves one’s ability to maximize performance and enjoyment of all yoga postures.