I recommend you do this in the cloakroom before an important meeting; presentation; interview etc.
Feet. Focus on how you stand. You need to think of both feet as triangles; the big toe, little toe and heel. Adjust the weight on both feet so that the weight is evenly distributed on each feet and on each corner of each foot. See how your knees are more relaxed and tension from your tension points have dropped down onto your feet. When I do this, I have tension on my feet; I feel powerful with an ‘attachment’ to the floor.
Hips. Many people keep tension in their hips, so we are going to free these up. Imagine you are ‘hoola hooping’ First one side – 10 times, then reverse.
Shoulders; Raise your shoulders as high as you can. Slowly move them downwards. Imagine your shoulder blades are moving your shoulders down your back. Repeat this 5 times.
Neck: please take care not to force your neck to do anything uncomfortable. The first exercise, you move your chin down towards your chest, then slowly move the chest to the side, looking over your right shoulder. Then move it back down to the chest, and move the other way, looking over your left shoulder. Repeat this 5 times. The exercise should be done very slowly.
The second exercise involves you ‘drawing’ a sideways ‘8’ with your nose. So gently draw the sideways 8 by going across, down, round and the other way. Repeat 5 times then do the reverse. This is a great exercise for releasing tension in the back of the neck.
Jaw. There are three exercises for this tension area. In all cases be very careful not to force your jaw. Exercise 1; Move your jaw from side to side gently. Repeat 6 times.
Exercise 2. Move your bottom jaw forward then drop it down and up in a circular movement as though you are chewing in a circular way.
Exercise 3. Put your tongue behind your top teeth and tense it up. Put the weight on your tongue and move your bottom jaw up and down.
Tongue. This is best done in the privacy of your office! Stick your tongue out and with the tip of your tongue write your full name in the air!
Face Crunch up your face and relax; repeat this 5 times.
Arms Imagine the energy is in your finger tips. Stretch out your arms letting the energy go through your arms right from the fingertips. And relax. Repeat again 5 times.
Chewing: pretend you are chewing some sticky toffee. Really move the imaginary toffee round your mouth!
Verbalise. Breathe in and do a zzzz sound. Imagine it is a bee flying in your garden. As the bee flies higher, your note will be higher and vice versa. Repeat 5 times.
Repeat as a siren on an ng sound.
Tongue twisters. There are plenty around, but two to get you focused on your diction are “She sells sea shells on the sea shore”
“A busy buzzing bumblebee went busily buzzing by”.