We often begin class with junan taiso- martial arts stretching to both warm up for the class, while also working on flexibility over time.
Starting with the head and neck, moving to the shoulders, arms, elbows and wrists.
Back, hips, knees and ankles.
Paying attention to any areas of tension and making a mental note of tension points that might need to be worked out.
Often following junan taiso are a series of self-massage exercises to promote blood flow and breathing exercises.