Dog barking breathing
In this exercise, I simulate a dog barking through my nose. The exercise familiarizes me with the effects this breathing has on me and prepares me for using it as a tool.
The way I exercise ‘dog barking’ 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.
- Inhale to maximum diaphragm amplitude.
- On the exhale, I make successive short and rapid exhales, which cause my abdominal muscles to contract.
- The sounds made resemble those of a barking dog.
- I keep my mouth shut when ‘barking’ and exhale through my nose.
- Repeat for a few rounds.
Dogs usually bark with their mouths and can be very loud. I inhale and exhale exclusively through my nose when I do this exercise. The sounds generated are not as loud as when using my mouth, but I found it affected me better.
The exercise releases and discharges.