Citation: Intronaut. "Reaching for My Didgeridoo: An Experience with Controlled Breathing, Cannabis & Mushrooms (exp77044)". Erowid.org. Sep 13, 2018. erowid.org/exp/77044
Daily Meditation and Breathing Exercises, Yoga whenever necessary, and Didgeridoo occasionally
I have been teaching myself didgeridoo for a few years and have become familiar with circular breathing but have been unsuccessful as of yet in attaining a circular breathing session lasting more than a few minutes. This is in combination with intense diaphragm-relaxation techniques, mantras, humming, smoking THC and/or psilocybin, both of which I find relaxing on the vocal chords and beneficial to the strength of my throat and overall lung capacity.
I am able to hum along with the single tone produced by the vibration of my lips through the didgeridoo, it is easiest in perfect unison with the tone because as the soundwaves travel up and down the length of the didgeridoo, their phases compliment each other. It is also quite attainable to hum at the interval a perfect 5th above, perfect 4th below, or 3rd above the tone due to the mathematical relationships determining the phase cancellation/reinforcement according to frequency, and with continued practice, all of the notes of the major scale. I have not started working with chromatics yet but I feel with my experience in ear training and calm breathing I should be able to reach that level quite soon. Leading tone and raised 4th scale degrees present the highest yield of resistence to congruence among the sound waves because it creates such a sharp oscillating pattern it is difficult for the waves to travel in the same direction at the same time.
I have very recently started practicing a technique in which I grind up 1 part psilocybin to about 5 parts marijuana, fill my bong, meditate/do yoga/try sensory deprivation, and try and get my diaphragm as controlled and consistent as possible before slowly taking a hit, holding it for several second, reaching for my didgeridoo and attempting to play for as long as possible without, and then with circular breathing, on the same single exhalation which carries my paper-smelling smoke out to the other end very gradually and filling the didgeridoo and my room with a very sweet aroma, not unlike a combination of almonds and vanilla, mixed with a small hint of pure carbon. I at least try to use my lighter not for its fire, but for its heat, gently vaporizing the contents of the bowl without much catching or glowing, but instead mostly burning and filling the chamber.
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