Valve breathing

Mode: relaxing exercise

Breathing: complete 3 stage Yogic breathing

Sound: a sound generating breathing

Valve breathing is a calming exercise with a monotones exhale. It is as if we are releasing pressure in a controlled manner. It sounds a bit like when we depress the valve stem of a bicycle or car wheel. Something like a gentle PSSSSSSSSSSSS.

While the mouth is closed and teeth slightly apart, we inhale slowly through the nose, until the lungs are full.

On the exhale we start by saying PSSSSSS slowly and gently, exhaling through the gaps between the teeth. As the air is fully expelled, the lips are gently sealed before the next inhale. Deepest relaxation point, is when the air is fully expelled.