ARP 328 Breathing and Humming Resources for Anxiety

I'm on the summer slow down vibe, but there are lots of interesting ways to handle and reduce symptoms.

One of those ways is combining a breathing practice with humming. To be clear, I'm talking about the sound that humans make with their mouths. Usually involves the sound "hum".

Take the human body, the Vagus nerve and an open mind and you just might have an additional tool to tell the body to relax, there isn't a danger or problem.

Might work for you.

Might not. 

I do know that it is a free, no risk, non-toxic option to try.

This is a quick introduction to the topic and a few resources to get you started.

If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: 

There is a post on Verywell Health on Breathing Exercises for Anxiety.

If you need visual help in practice breathing there is the Breathe Easy app for iOS and Android.

Mayo Clinic Connect post on Humming Your Way to Relaxation.

Katie Morton explanation video on 5 Easy Ways to Stimulate the Vagus Nerve.

Video on Humming for Vagus Nerve Stimulation  from Buteyko Clinic


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