As I sit in my Van this Monday, March 29, I am enjoying a Fire in my stove and listening to the crackling as I do my deep breathing practice with my Weapon of choice, my Breathing Tree.
Today the wind picked up. Temperatures dipped a few degrees and I am so happy to be able to have a fire in my van Now. There are so many Things I am grateful for. I have found that my life has become more stable and grounded with a consistent breathing practice and daily use of my Breathing Tree, but the original reason I discovered this was by complete accident.
The loss of my Voice (left vocal fold Lesion) in 2014 let me down a path to learn how to sing again. My new vocal rehabilitation coach gave me a straw and told me to warm up and cool down with it – to Develop a practice with it…. and so I did.
It worked so well I took it to the next level! I made my own out of white oak wood when I soon learned that plastic straws were no good. I reduced the size of the air flow hole so that the breath would sustain longer phrases thus giving ample airflow in a relaxed state creating a wonderful environment for Learning, Healing, focusing, warming up the vocals and cooling them down. “Flow-State” never sounded more amazing.
I kept this vocal practice strictly vocals for a few years not realizing I had the key to something else. Deep, slow BreathIng. It didn’t hit me till I was being sold to for this same product on my Instagram feed by multiple other companies developing a breathing apparatus for Holistic health. Boom. I began diving into my own breathing practice even more taking from the different methods I have learned over the past decade.
The Breathing Tree is made from Hard Woods. Maple, oak, walnut, Purple Heart… unfinished. No preservatives or chemicals of any kind. Wood! I recommend having it around all the time so I make them as a necklace with Hemp Wick. Nothing else. Keeping it simple.
Now let’s here from someone else
“I use the breathing tree especially with music and vocals. It’s so simple, a nice controlled exhale forcing all the air out leaving me warmed up. Also great for anxiety and reaching a more calm state. Simple design and practice with effective results!” – Benjamin @eversky_
Great write up. Maybe the next te we meet I will have one of my own. By the way, what is the diameter of the hole and the length?
Great write up. Maybe the next time we meet I will have one of my own. By the way, what is the diameter of the hole and the length?
Hey Lyndon. Thanks for the post. The holes ID used is normally 1/8” or smaller. Length is anywhere from 1 1/2”-3.5” More importantly the ID should slow your breath more than if you exhaled out of one nostril(the smaller of the two nostrils) I just bought the book Breath – by James Nestor. I recommend this book for anyone with Lungs. Today we live in a society that neglects the Power of the Body and Denys the facts of fundamental breathing that can reverse many autoimmune disorders and so much Much more.