As mentioned earlier, a few of the body positions in Hatha Yoga are also called mudras. I have combined these with the other yoga exercises and put together a beneficial, meaningful series of exercises. I offer it as an additional approach, so you can use it, or not, in keeping with your needs. If yes, then slowly speak the affirmation given at the end of the exercise 1 to 3 times, either after or during the exercise, in your own breathing rhythm.
You can consider this series of exercises to be preparation for meditation or you can practice them after meditation. Particularly when you have been sitting for a longer period of time, the exercises are an absolute relief. They can also be done separate from the meditation period in your morning or evening yoga ritual. Since the effect is considerably dependent upon the thoughts and feelings that come during the practice, I have included an affirmation with each exercise.