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More Questions On Breathing Practices

September 3, 2013 by  
Filed under Aromatherapy

Steven asks…

What is that strange custom practiced up North in Canada ?

the Inuit the women breathing HUHUH a when enbraced together, to see how long they can hold their breath?


Lmao u r funny, THAT ‘Throat-Singing’

Ajaajaajaajaa ajaja

Overtone throat-singing

Inuit’s throat-singing similar Chukchee and Ainu’s throat-singing and some Mongolian/Tuvan

Here url:

Do u watch ‘The Simpson Movie’? Inuit woman did to Homer throat-singing thats funny movies lol

Mary asks…

If I practice singing for an hour a day will I see improvement?

I really want to be a singer, and I’m going to invest in lessons but can’t at the moment. So for right now if I practice for an hour a day will I see improvement? And if so how soon? Also do you have any exercises that you recommend that will help me make progress as soon as possible?


Taking proper lessons with a fully qualified teacher is the only SAFE way to train one’s voice, so please reconsider. Investing a bit of your money to proper lessons is always much wiser than wasting the money to recurrent ear-nose-throat specialist visits due to hoarseness, vocal nodules and other nasties that will occur because of an improper and unhealthy singing and breathing techniques. Please do not refer to any Youtube/online tutorials, because they are ver often hazardous for your voice!

Sandra asks…

How can I improve my breathing technique whilst swimming?

When I swim (front crawl) I find I run out of breath quite quickly. I breath every three strokes but after four or five lengths I feel I need to pause for air. Am I simply unfit? I swim regularly so I can’t be that unfit. Are there techniques I can use to improve my breathing?


First of all, breathing every third or more strokes is only good for SPRINT swimming. This means short or a few lengths, say 25, 50 or 100m.

If you have to swim middle or long distance, your body needs more oxygen. That’s why you are tired after so many lengths.

My suggestions to get the most out of your every breath:

(1) Exhale when your face is submerged under water. Use your mouth to blow all the air out of lungs. This way you will breathe in more oxygen when you inhale.

(2) Do bi-lateral breathing. Alternate your breathing side every third stroke. For example, breathe on your right side, then on your left side, then back on your right side, and so on.

In the beginning, practice bi-lateral breathing on one length of the pool, when you push off. Do normal breaths on the return trip. When you can do bi-lateral breathing on both lengths of the pool many times, that’s the time you can TRY to inhale every four, or six strokes.

(3) Increase the efficiency of your lungs by doing diaphragmatic breathing. This is deep breathing by flexing your diaphragm rather than breathing shallowly through your rib cage.

Do this exercise while sitting or lying. Put your hand on you stomach. Inhale, and feel your stomach expand with your hand. Exhale through your mouth.

(4) The legs are composed of big and long muscles that tire easily, hence they need more O2. Try to decrease your kick rate, and to improve your hand stroke to increase your speed.

(5) Practice using hypoxic training. See the link (source) for more info.

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