Releasing strain in the ribs is difficult, for there are so many ribs and they are an integral part of all of our movements—walking, turning, carrying etc. It is common for there to be gluing and sticking between the ribs and its adjoining musculature (intercostals). Typically the rib basket is shifted to one side, rotated or pulled downward. This class frees up restrictions throughout the ribs which in turn helps release tightness around the organs and compression around the diaphragm. Our aim will be to open the ribs as a preparation for deep breathing (pranayama).