Whistle Breathing

In this exercise, I slowly force air through a small opening formed with my lips, producing a whistling sound. The exercise improves my ability to dispose of negative emotions and reduces my thought intensity.

The way I exercise ‘whistle’ breathing

  • Breathing: nose inhale, mouth exhale.
  • Position: I sit comfortably with a straight back, relax my tongue and jaw, and close my eyes.
  • Reset my breathing.
  1. Inhale in 3 parts with sealed lips.
  2. Exhale in 3 parts very slowly through pursed lips, producing a low-pitched whistling sound.
  3. Hold my breath until ‘air hunger start.’
  4. Repeat for a few rounds.


Usually, people whistle when they are happy, but the sound I generate is low-pitched and not so cheerful. It is more like the sound of a windstorm.

I generate a whistling sound only on the exhale. There is also the option of  ‘back whistling,’ but I avoid it because it requires mouth inhaling.

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