Hmm, looks like fun.
Since the Buddha didn't seem to discuss these methods, I doubt it has much directly to do with Buddhist awakening. However, these techniques do have some effects and they can be useful for some purposes.
For example, a friend recently taught me some basic ways to get some "energy flow" at the beginning of the day, by working up and down the traditional Chinese acupuncture energy lines. It's quite effective in getting the blood flowing, without the somewhat distracting and jarring effects (if one is preparing for morning meditation) of more conventional exercise/stretching movements.
And, of course, going into the meditation session with enough energy to stay awake [i]is /i] helpful!