The Secret Breath teaches students to practice self-control through breath control. They are challenged to elongate the exhalation in order to create the sound breath ‘shhh’ three times until their air runs out. Students also discover what it sounds like to combine the ‘s’ and ‘h’ sound in celebration of Hyrax the secret keeper for the pride. Hyrax bask is a deep hip opener that also lengthens the spine and stimulates the shoulder joints. It is a gentle pose that promotes calm in the physical body. Reverse Hyrax Bask has the same physical benefits as Hyrax Bask, but results in deeper mental relaxation. Because their sight is obstructed by the forward fold, students are less distracted by external stimulation and therefore have greater access to relaxation.