While Humming Breathing is a practice that is relatively new to Calm Classroom, its principles--vocal toning, repetition, elongated exhalations--have been used in meditation practices for hundreds of years.
Studies have shown
that humming can have positive impacts on mental and physiological well-being, including improvements in cognitive function
. Humming can also trigger your parasympathetic nervous system, leading to reduced heart rate and blood pressure.
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