Today we’re going to take a closer look at the Ha Breath. It gives us energy, which the body needs to heal itself. It’s also a technique that allows us to enter a state of calm, balance and centredness.
What is it and how does it work?
This breathing technique stimulates the lymph nodes, which in turn pumps lymph around the body. Lymph gets rid of toxins – it’s how the body cleanses itself. So this, in turn, gives us energy, relaxes us and heals us.
To do a ha breath, simply take one deep breath through the nose and out through the mouth, with a ‘ha’ sound.
The out-breath must be at least twice as long as the in-breath, and the sound is the key thing. I used to wonder what the Ha Breath is like without the ‘ha’, so I tried it, and it doesn’t work. I only recently discovered why. We have the vagal nerve, which goes form the brain to the heart and connects the gut. It’s the heart of the parasympathetic system. Stimulating that nerve is what puts us into a parasympathetic state. One of the ways to do that is creating a vibration in the throat – which could be humming, chanting, or making the ha sound.
Do that for seven minutes, twice a day. while in the state of Hakalau.
Many are finding the isolation and self-quarantine challenging. Use the video below to do your Ha Breathing on a daily basis; every time you do it, put a heart emoji on our Facebook page timeline so we can all see that we’re in this together, no matter where we are in the world.