Humming Bee Breathing

In this exercise, I push air through my nose while humming, generating sounds similar to a bee or a drone. The exercise induces Nitric-Oxide generation and improves my ability to relax.

The way I exercise ‘humming bee’ 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.
  1. Plug both my ear holes with my thumbs. My index fingers cover my eyebrows, and the rest of the fingers cover my eyelids. Lips closed, teeth slightly apart.
  2. Inhale to maximum diaphragm amplitude through my nose.
  3. Exhale slowly through my nose while saying the letter M or OM, producing a continuous humming sound.
  4. Seal my nose with both ring fingers. Hold my breath until ‘air hunger start.’
  5. Repeat for a few rounds.


When my tongue touches the roof of my mouth, the sound generated is similar to saying the letter N. However, when my tongue rests on the floor of my mouth, it sounds like the letter M.

I hum in a low pitch, at around 120Hz, so the sound reverberates in the center of my head. Then, I gradually drop the sound frequency as I get closer to complete exhalation. That creates an effect of a fading siren.

As I unplug my ears, blocked blood vessels are released, allowing blood to flow in again. For a short while, I get a cool sensation around my ears.

The breath hold is meant for indication. If I exhale slowly enough, once holding my breath, I should rapidly reach ‘air hunger start.’