Benefits of Tonation Breathing Techniques
Musopathy TBT is a combination of diverse non-strenuous specialized breathing techniques with the unique addition of Tonation. TBT is a unique contribution of Clisonics and Musopathy Foundation (which is a unit of Ravikiran Foundation of India). It has been anchored on published studies by world class institutions (References below).
DISTINCTIVENESS of TBT
In the TBT approach, inhalation is never sudden, vigorous or very deep.
In most TBT steps, there is no holding of breath involved.
The focus is on controlled exhalation but again based on personal comfort but
Exhalation is augmented by the addition of tonation of single frequencies (not dynamic music).
Tonation is either through closed lips where only the nose is involved (humming) or through pursed lips and puffed cheeks to make it controlled.
This controlled tonation rids the lungs of stale carbon dioxide accumulated over time and thereby improves inhalation organically.
It also enables fresh Oxygen to get to more remote parts of the lungs, which improves lung health and also decreases risks of infections like Covid.
Focus: Mindfulness and Restfulness that is life enhancing and - at times, life saving.
TBT was first launched in 2019 and its success record so far is very high in both Clinical Studies and during general applications. Participants have recorded/reported the following benefits:
Reduction of Blood Pressure
Increase of FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone)
Reduction of stress, anxiety, fatigue and acute or chronic neck & shoulder muscle tension.
Reduction of medications for Depression.
Increased focus, clarity, energy and equanimity.
Respiratory improvement of 30%-300% (in exceptional cases 500%), improvement in oxygen saturation (SPO2) by over 6 points, improved sleep patterns, reduction of high pulse rates (130-80).
Precautions & Disclaimers
Numerous studies in various parts of the world have independently shown the efficacy of sound waves as well as mindful breathing techniques to combat various conditions and a few have been shared below.
Harvard Health: Breathing and Anxiety reduction: https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/relaxation-techniques-breath-control-helps-quell-errant-stress-response
Increasing lung capacity and improving oxygen levels: https://www.healthline.com/health/how-to-increase-lung-capacity
Humming greatly increases nasal nitric oxide: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12119224/
Nitric Oxide Treatment for Severe COVID-19: https://www.news-medical.net/health/How-Could-Nitric-Oxide-Treat-Severe-COVID-19.aspx
Singing improves pulmonary function and quality of life of COPD patients: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2672787/
Pronal breathing can increase your SPO2: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/health-news/pronal-breathing-for-coronavirus-how-does-it-boost-oxygen-levels-who-should-do-it/articleshow/82312255.cms