Gorilla pounding breathing
In this exercise, I simulate a gorilla’s chest pounding while humming. The exercise physically vibrates my lungs and induces a cleanup.
The way I exercise ‘gorilla pounding’ breathing
- Breathing: exclusive through the nose.
- Position: I stand up with a straight back and close my eyes.
- Reset my breathing.
- Inhale fully in 3 parts.
- On the exhale, I rapidly tap with loose fists all over my ribcage while humming through my nose.
- Repeat for a few rounds.
When gorillas express dominance, they stand up and rapidly pound their chests with their fists in quick succession. They also produce a sound with their vocal cords while they beat their hairy front part.
I try to cover most of my ribcage when tapping, also pounding on my backside. My pounding is mild, and I make sure not to use too much force, so I don’t overdo it when hitting myself.