Warm-up - The JAW release
ESSENTIAL: The jaw must be free of tension in order to elevate the soft palate.
Primary warm-up points:
1. Jaw falls downward and moves forward and back without entanglements in the head.
2. AFTER you are certain the jaw is free, you will lift cheeks in a smile without engaging the eyes, head and eyebrows.
Don't ignore this slow preparation. The slow motion of the jaw and head release movements UNLOCK the soft palate. Moving too fast through the release movements will waste your warm-up.
It would be like trying to enter a room before you unlock the door.