Notice Your Breath With “Hmmm…”

Noticing your breath with curiosity is an opportunity to increase your awareness of your breathing patterns.

How to do it

  1. Sit comfortably, relax your body, and close your eyes if you wish.
  2. Focus your attention on your breath. What do you notice about your  breath?
  3. Inhale gently through your nose. Notice the airflow through your nose and throat.
  4. Notice where you sense the expansion of your body. Is it in your chest, back, belly? Where else?
  5. Make the sound of the sound ‘hmm’ while you exhale slowly through your nose relaxing your body as you ‘hmm.’
  6. Notice the vibrations moving through your body and how the ‘hmm’ intensifies the sensations of breathing.
  7. Enjoy the stillness at the bottom of the outbreath.


  • Releases tension and induces relaxation.
  • Expands your breath awareness.
  • Calms the mind and slows the heart rate.