The Science and Benefits of Humming Like a Bee

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Children naturally develop the habit of humming as a kind of self-healing, relaxation, and stress relief.

The practice of toning (the vocalization of lengthy and prolonged vowel sounds) in humming helps one find inner peace and harmony.

No matter where you travel throughout the globe, you can hear people humming, irrespective of their culture.

As with breathing, we don't ask ourselves why we hum. We hum because it is as indispensable to us as breathing.

While humming may be one of our most natural skills, many people are unaware that they have this ability.

Using humming as a vehicle for healing and change is possible when you practice it consciously, for example by visualizing yourself like a bee flying through a forest and beholding its variegated beauty.

Simple to do, humming may reduce blood pressure and pulse rate and stimulate the production of essential hormones like melatonin and nitric oxide.

Humming has several health benefits. 

In addition to improving our overall fitness, scientific findings of humming have empirically shown that it also enhances our contentment with life and overall wellness and mental freedom. 

Intense humming for one hour daily was found to terminate chronic rhinosinusitis in four days: a case report and hypothesis for action by stimulating endogenous nasal nitric oxide production (Eby GA, Med Hypotheses. 2006; 66(4):851-4).

Humming also significantly increases nasal nitric oxide and thus may help in many respiratory disorders. 

From a research paper by Eddie Weitzberg, Jon O N Lundberg:

"The paranasal sinuses are major producers of nitric oxide (NO). We hypothesized that oscillating airflow produced by humming would enhance sinus ventilation and increase nasal nitric oxide levels. Ten healthy subjects took part in the study. Nasal nitric oxide was measured with a chemiluminescence technique during humming and quiet single-breath exhalations at a fixed flow rate. Nitric oxide increased 15-fold during humming compared with quiet exhalation."

When we're worried or upset, it's hard to fall asleep. We just can't sleep because our brains are racing with so many ideas.

Practicing bee-like humming at that time not only stops those disturbing thoughts right in their tracks but makes them miraculously disappear in an instant.

It calms our mind and relaxes our body, awarding us instant deep sleep. You can try it and see for yourself; you will start yawning right away when you start humming.

So to self-heal, one must first learn to breathe with the humming sound.

A bee-like buzzing sound generated during exhalation has a calming effect on our thoughts and emotions.

It is high time to experiment with humming for a more restful night's sleep.

Many of us are aware that our emotions alter our breathing patterns. But very few people realize that by modifying our breathing via humming, we may influence our thought frequencies and tune our mind causing heightened awareness. 

Humming slowly from our throat, while shutting our ears and slowly exhaling after a slow inhalation from our nostrils, is found to help us let go of our negative feelings, anger, agitation, frustration, anxiety, fear, depression, insomnia, self-pity, pent up emotions, harmful thoughts of self-harm, unnecessarily worrying about what others think of us, etc., etc. It also induces us to inhale in total freshness and delight.

This bee buzz bliss practice is a simple technique with astonishing advantages that anyone may practice anywhere at any time, even as part of their routine before going to sleep. 

I will discuss how to practice this simple humming bee buzz bliss technique in the future posts in the specific form which has helped me the most in my 40 years of experience. I will also share a few things to take care of while practicing it.

Those who are pregnant or menstruating, those with ear infections or ear-irritations, those who experience frequent chest pains, those with high blood pressure, and those prone to epilepsy may kindly avoid it or practice it frugally with very special attention to any discomfort they may feel.

Anxiety, rage, and stress are all eased, and hypertension is reduced due to this simple bee buzz bliss humming practice.

Migraines may also be alleviated by their long-term practice.

It improves executive skills, including visualization, memory, focus, self-confidence, and analytical thinking. 

It's the finest way to deal with anxiety.

Self-healing occurs as a consequence of the new-found serenity within simply through the practice of humming.

Humming helps in preventing hypertension by lowering our blood pressure.

Humming can be practiced in the night for improved sleep since it relieves our cerebral strain.

Humming calms the mind and body.

By activating the pineal and pituitary glands, humming aids in the appropriate functioning of these two glands.

Anger may be reduced by the practice of this bee breath.

Humming helps in avoiding blockages in the heart.

It promotes restful sleep. 

This extension of our breath with humming is our very life force. It instantly infuses our mind and body with razor-sharp and very close-up intimate visualizations and vital energy. 

Through the regular practice of humming, our body, brain, mind, and consciousness become inextricably intertwined. 

Meditation is derived from the Latin word "meditari," which means "to contemplate, ponder, or reflect." 

The bee-like buzzing sound we self-produce by closing our ears is fundamental since it is synonymous with intense and soothing inward visualization, imagination, and meditation.

Humming is different from other breathing techniques since, in humming, the acoustic vibration is produced by vibrating the entire brain and head through the bee-like buzzing sound.

Our whole-brain vibrates when we hum.

Our hypothalamus, which has the power to direct our pituitary gland, receives vibratory signals from our cerebral cortex as it vibrates due to our bee-like buzzing.

And it is our hypothalamus that delivers signals to our parasympathetic nervous system. So humming dramatically helps to achieve a harmonic and coordinated neuroendocrine system.

As a result of this grounding of our parasympathetic nervous system, our body and mind become instantly calm and collected. 

Thus, humming is very effective in mollifying us and thus revealing delightful and soothing sights both within and without.

When we open our eyes after humming, we feel much more relaxed, awake, aware, and mindful of our surroundings with a constant background blissful current of peace and beauty. That is why I call it the Bee Buzz Bliss technique.

You can try it out yourself if you don't believe me. You have nothing to lose. You will only gain without any pain.