Purpose:
To remove surface tension from the body and to prepare the mind and spirit for relaxation and meditation.

Technique:
1.  Gently rub your face, eyes, ears, and neck and yawn, yawn, yawn.

2.  Gently rub your body – your arms, legs, and feet and yawn, yawn, yawn.

3.  Hug yourself and say four (4) times:

I, (your full name) accept myself just as I am,
respect myself for all I am and may become,
and I love myself unconditionally.

4.  Open your arms and lay them palms up on your things and say four 4 times:

I extend this same acceptance, respect, and love to all others.