Voo Breathing Technique

VOO Breathing Technique

This breath technique stimulates the vagus nerve and gently vibrates the muscles and organs.  The vagus nerve directly impacts how our bodies respond to stress. The vagus nerve is the primary cranial nerve which provides chest and gut feedback to the brain.

  • Find a comfortable place where you can sit and rest.
  • Feel your feet on the ground and let your body relax comfortably in the chair.
  • If you feel comfortable and safe you can close your eyes or keep a low fixed gaze with your eyes open.
  • Bring your attention to your breathe.
  • Slowly take a deep breath IN through your nose and fill your belly
  • Breath out with the sound of “VOO” and feel it resonate through your body (think of a foghorn and your trying to make the sound rumble through your torso all the way down to your pelvic floor. You don’t need to me loud, what your trying to do is make the pitch of the sound as low as you possible can.)
  • As you run out of breath on the Voo, let the next breath come in naturally. Go Slow.
  • Notice if you feel a settling in your body or an activation. It’s important to notice this, as breathing exercises can either be activating or relaxing. If you feel like it is not grounding you or relaxing, stop at this time.
  • If you find it relaxing and grounding, try to continue this pattern for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • When your done bring your focus back to the body and the room.