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Ellen Diamond

What Is Harmonic Breathing, and How It’s Done

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Ellen Diamond, (2021, November 22). What Is Harmonic Breathing, and How It’s Done. Psychreg on Positive Psychology. https://www.psychreg.org/what-harmonic-breathing-how-done/
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Harmonic Breathing has just released its debut EP Flow to assist anyone who wants to benefit from meditation’s relaxation benefits but finds it too difficult to maintain. Flow is a collection of four tracks inspired by the soothing sound of rain falling to the sea. Flow is the first music release based on the latest scientific research that uses rising and falling notes to guide listeners to breathe at the optimal rate for relaxation.

Slow breathing exercises at a rate of six breaths per minute, according to research, help people relax and fall asleep faster by allowing the body to enter a relaxed state. Thanks to a powerful combination of paced breathing and meditation music with binaural beats, infrasonic bass, and relaxing nature sounds, Harmonic Breathing allows you to enjoy maximum relaxation with minimal effort.

This is an excellent idea that will encourage everyone to practice breathing exercises. Dr. Melanie Suettman, a clinical psychologist, agreed. “Despite the numerous proven benefits, some people find it difficult to continue doing breathing exercises. Harmonic Breathing makes it more interesting, unique, simple, and even enjoyable.

Ben Gillett, a musician, was inspired by his own experiences with stress and anxiety, as well as the health problems they cause. He’s participated in week-long meditation retreats and experimented with a variety of daily meditation techniques. Ben’s goal was to provide as many mental health benefits as possible while making meditation as simple as possible. Relaxing nature videos with an on-screen breathing circle to guide breaths can be found on the Harmonic Breathing website. A guide to deep diaphragmatic breathing is also included, as well as extensive information on the scientific research that supports the music.

When moving air through the harmonica, breathe softly and deeply through an apart from the channel with no impediments or spillages for the best results. Here are a few possibilities for achieving these goals. Try snoring; you’ll find it addictive. A single person in a room can sigh, and the entire room will yawn within seconds. Then just give it a quick snap and see what happens. Your tongue and throat open wide to let plenty of oxygen into your body. Then, as the sigh fades, you feel a wave of stress relief wash over you.

The lardy hose can be thought of as an open-throated, unlimited oxygen convection system. And there’s nothing to obstruct the airflow; you can gently move a lot of it. Sound waves can travel deep into the lungs while also ringing true.  Try yawning and then holding your mouth open to allow air to flow freely if you can hear air moving when you breathe.

Using A Balloon To Close Your Nose During Exercise

Keep in mind the concept of breathing exercises to help with anxiety. Any wind that does not pass through the harmonica causes outflow, which reduces the noise and shortens your endurance. Any air that enters your nose falls into this category. If you’re not used to it, how can you learn to close off airflow through your nose? With the balloons, try the exercise. The balloon workout does not include the use of a balloon. Simply press your lips together or against the back of your hand like you’re inflating a balloon. Your cheekbones puff up like a balloon because there’s nowhere for the air to go. Now try to inhale; your cheeks will suffocate. If you can finish the balloon exercise, you can play harmonica with your nose closed.

While Doing The Warm Hand Exercise, Take Slow, Deep Breaths.

Harmonica reeds are small, and getting them to sound doesn’t take much effort. In fact, too much air causes them to bray rather than sing, causing them to prematurely wear out. It’s incredible how little air is required to make the harmonica reeds vibrate. The warm-up hand exercise is used to determine how gently to breathe while playing the harmonica. Maintain a two-finger distance between your palm and your mouth. Take a few deep breaths into the palm of your hand. If you breathe slowly enough, you can enjoy the comfort of your breath but not the force of the airflow. Try huffing something similar you’ll have to imagine the effect, but the poi will be there. When you first start breathing through the harp, try the hot arm exercise, and then play with the same amount of airflow when you pick up the harp and begin to play.

Taking Deeper Breaths

From the edge of your lungs to your lips, the air section is located. You can amplify your sound and harness the mass of air in your lungs to lightly assert control over the 

Harmonica once you get the entire air column moving. To get started, follow these steps:

  • Keep your head erect and your eyes fixed on a distant imaginary horizon as you stand or sit.
  • Allow your rib cage and abdomen to expand as you inhale slowly and gently.
  • Allow your abdomen to gently deflate inward while maintaining an expanded rib cage and shoulders.
  • It’s not a good idea to let your rib cage become rigid. Allow it to relax as well as expand.

Continue to breathe deeply and evenly from your abdomen with your biceps laid back and your chest enlarged. Now, practice the following breathing exercises with special attention to your breathing:

  • Allow your stomach to take care of everything.
  • As you take a breath, allow your stomach to flex.
  • This deep, gentle breathing allows you to get plenty of oxygen while also allowing the harmonica’s sound to vibrate freely.
  • As you breathe in and out, enable your shoulders and rib cage to heave up and down. Allowing your abdomen to do the work saves you time and allows for more efficient motion.
  • Breathe evenly to maintain a steady airflow.
  • Each breath should be the same intensity from beginning to end. Avoid sudden bursts as you take a new breath.
  • To get a full, singing sound from the harmonica, start a note and then keep breathing until it’s time to play the next note.
  • Take a few deep breaths to get a sense of how the air is moving around you. As you breathe, pay attention to your sensations.

Exhale for at least three seconds after inhaling for three seconds. If you can keep your entire breath relaxed and consistent in intensity, you can try breathing for longer periods of time. Start with a smaller volume of air and count to two instead of three if you’re gasping for air or having trouble keeping your breath for the full count.

Breathing is a good breathing exercise for lowering anxiety and improving sleep quality because it relaxes the body. It’s simply easy to complete and can be done anywhere. Inhaling deeply through your diaphragm muscle and slowly exhaling to relax the body is the focus of diaphragmatic breathing. It has been shown to be effective in reducing anxiety in scientific studies. This breathing technique is ideal for when you need a moment to decompress during the day or before bed. Deep breathing has benefits that go beyond helping you fall asleep.

Slowing Down Your Breathing

Slow diaphragmatic breathing has been shown in numerous studies to relax the body. One way to ensure that you’re breathing is at the ideal slow rate for relaxation is to practice pace breathing. In this type of breathing exercise, you place your breathing at a specific slow rate. Many experts believe that the best way to relax is to exhale for longer than you inhale. To pace your breathing, count slowly up to seven on the inhale and slowly to eleven on the exhale.


Ellen Diamond did her degree in psychology at the University of Edinburgh. She is interested in mental health and well-being.


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