In this exercise, I hyperventilate by speed. I inhale and exhale rapidly, and then I hold my breath. The exercise quickly reduces Carbon-diOxide in my bloodstream and increases my heartbeat.
The way I exercise ‘butterfly’ breathing
- Breathing: exclusive through the nose.
- Position: I sit comfortably with a straight back, relax my tongue and jaw, and close my eyes.
- Reset my breathing.
- Interlace my fingers and place my hands under my chin, my elbows pointing away from my body.
- Inhale rapidly, pushing my chin up, my head tilts to the back, my elbows pointing down.
- Exhale, interlaced fingers stay under the chin, elbows pointing to the sides, head leans forward.
- Continue until I reach the point of ‘hyperventilation sensation start’ on the tip of my tongue.
- Exhale fully and hold my breath until I reach the point of ‘air hunger start.’
My elbows move up and down as I shift from exhaling to inhaling and vice versa. My arms create two triangles that flap like the wings of a butterfly.
The intensive back-and-forth tilting of my head makes it more challenging to identify my tongue sensation.