We have an outer sound - the sound you hear when you speak out loud. We also have an inner sound - which you can access by humming. Here's how....and here's why! The technique I show you here works with your entire nervous system...tuning it up...creating internal calm.
In an article in Psychology Today, author Linda Wasmer Andrews writes: Hum for sinus health
Research shows that humming can improve airflow between the sinuses and the nasal cavity. This, in turn, may help protect the health of your sinuses. Here's how: Humming creates turbulence in the air, which pushes it out more forcefully than quiet breathing. Researchers have studied this effect by measuring a gas produced in the sinuses, nitric oxide. In healthy individuals, humming dramatically increases the amount of nitric oxide released upon exhaling, which shows that air is moving out of the sinuses well. And that's important, because if air and mucus become trapped inside the sinuses, the result can be pain and infection.
Quiet your buzzing brain
Humming also plays a role in certain meditation practices. For example, some yoga practitioners use a breathwork technique called brahmari, or "the bee." Essentially, this technique involves taking a series of slow, deep breaths through the nose with tightly sealed lips. On each exhalation, the person makes a humming sound similar to a bee buzzing. This technique is often recommended for calming the mind and relieving stress.
Toni Narins is a licensed acupuncturist, sound healer and author with over 30 years experience in the science and art of heaing. Her approach addresses the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of imbalances