Humming Meditation is a very easy and powerful method which anyone can do for relaxation and reducing stress.
With so much of negativity in the outside world, one faces a continuous chain of negative thoughts which makes us agitated and restless. One of the objectives of any meditation is to bring down the number of thoughts as less thoughts means less reaction, less agitation and one feels more calm and peaceful. Humming is a great way to break the chain of thoughts and their reactions and help relax the body and mind.
It is a Yogic technique which involves production of certain sounds by closing your mouth and consciously humming into your head. The vibrations produced as a result are very relaxing for facial muscles, head muscles. and also has a lulling effect on the brain cells which is extremely relaxing.
Humming involves deep and slow inhalation followed by prolonged exhalation which slows down the breathing rate significantly. Normally we breathe 15-17 times in a minute but with humming you can bring it down to 4-6 a minute which helps to slow down your heart rate and brings down your stress level.
Benefits of Humming
Apart from relaxation, Humming helps to induce deep sleep without dreams which is considered the best quality of sleep. It also helps those suffering from insomnia and disturbed sleep. It is good for chronic sinusitis as it dislodges the mucus with the sound of the vibrations. It also controls high blood pressure and helps to enhance memory. It brings a self awareness about your work and stimulates the creative part of your brain.
This CD has 2 tracks:
1. A comprehensive explanation of Humming Meditation.
2. A practice session with Dr. Kataria set to the beautiful strains of a classical string instrument from India called the “Tanpura”. This will not only help to enhance the effects of this technique, but also keep you motivated to continue humming for a longer period of time.
Dr. Madan Kataria, a medical doctor from Mumbai, India popularly known as the 'Guru of Giggling' (London Times), is the founder of Laughter Yoga Clubs movement started in 1995. While researching the benefits of laughter, he was amazed by the number of studies showing profound physiological and psychological benefits of laughter. He decided to find a way to deliver these benefits to his patients and other people. The result is Laughter Yoga, a unique exercise routine that combines group laughter exercises with yoga breathing which allows anyone to laugh without using jokes, humor or comedies. Started with just with just five people in a public park in Mumbai in 1995, it has grown into a worldwide movement of more than 6000 Laughter Yoga clubs in over 60 countries.
Spreading rapidly in USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, South East Asia, China and Africa, this new concept has been widely covered by prestigious publications like the TIME magazine, National Geographic, and the Wall Street Journal and featured on CNN, BBC, US networks and the Oprah Winfrey Show.
Dr. Kataria is a keynote, motivational and inspirational speaker for companies, corporations and organizations all over the world. He is also a corporate consultant for holistic health, stress management, team building, leadership, peak performance and communication skills.
A popular speaker, Dr. Kataria is featured frequently on television and radio worldwide and is associated with a number of research projects to measure the benefits of laughter. Recent studies in the USA and Bangalore, India using unconditional laughter have positively confirmed these benefits. This scientific confirmation of what has been observed in thousands of laughter groups marks a turning point in the acceptance of Laughter Yoga in business world and in schools, hospitals, old age centers and other areas.