About Breathing related mime therapy : Developing by Huda

Types of breathing:

  • Diaphragmatic-On every inhale the diaphragm muscle is designed to lower minimizing the space in the abdominal cavity. This is why the belly pushes out with an inhale and why this is sometimes referred to as belly breath.
  • Thoracic- If the diaphragm doesn’t descend when we inhale the chest must expand to accommodate the air that has been sucked into the lungs. There is nothing wrong with employing thoracic breathing by choice (this is the ideal way ashtanga yoga is practiced—with the bandhas on and breath work limited to the chest until the end of the session.) we just don’t want it to be our default breathing pattern.
  • Clavicular- Most people don’t realize just how much space the lungs take up in the body. The top of each lung is above the collar bone, or clavicle. Clavicular breathing is unfortunately when we don’t even manage to get the inhale lower than the collar bone. This is considered the shallowest pattern for breathing.
  • Paradoxical- is a strange breathing occurrence where the chest compresses on the inhale rather than expands and vice versa.

Ideally diaphragmatic breathing is our natural mode of breathing. If it isn’t, and there can be numerous reasons why it isn’t, awareness of what type of breathing you most often employ is the start to changing the way you breathe to a different pattern.

Kinds of Breathing:

12 different ways of looking at breathing:

1. Easy vs. labored breathing
2. Noisy vs. quiet breathing. Snoring may indicate blockage AND or deep slumber; wheezing, asthma and panting, shortness of breath; and other noises, clogging of nasal passages.
3. Fast vs. slow breathing
4. Regular vs. irregular breathing
5. Jerky vs. smooth breathing
6. Deep vs. shallow breathing
7. Forced vs. effortless breathing
8. Voluntary vs. involuntary breathing
9. Mouth vs. nose breathing
10. The distinction between “high,” “middle,” and “low” breathing, where most of the expansion is in the top, middle or bottom parts of the chest and lungs, and the joining of all three in ” complete yogic breathing ”
11. The distinction between nervous vs. relaxed, and anxious vs. peaceful, breathing.
12. Transformational breathing .

About Modern concept of breathing and corporeal mime:

Now, We will discuss modern breathing techniques that also help to keep body alignment ( about alignment,  will find out at alignment related  mime therapy ).

Each and every movement of corporeal mime movements action and reaction based on breathing system.

Breathe in, and breathe out, motion creates corporeal movements. The foundation of the movement rises up from the abdomen. Abdominal muscle is the core power of the each and every movement with the application of modern breathing technique and this technique involves or directly connected with the alignment techniques.

When we breathe in, stomach goes inward and when we breathe out, even stomach goes inward. Both the ways inward or continuously inward causes or develops the body align, lengthening and breathing system becomes a source of diagram. There is no corporeal movements with holding the breath, that would be pause, still or stop. All the corporeal mime movements are based on body alignment. All the movements are valued, there is no false gestures or movements. Movements are geometric and poses are align which the ears and the shoulders and hips is one straight line while limbs of the movement creates figures.

Both sculpture and statue, the mime must apply the principle of heart of drama to move with corporeal mime principles which is, pause, hesitation, weight, resistance and surprise.

The following are the main benefits.

• Providing the body with sufficient oxygen.

• Expelling carbon dioxide adequately.

• Relaxing the body and the mind.

• Improving circulation.

About Breathing Exercises with modern breathing technique:

Practice some yoga and zen breathing  exercise with modern breathing technique to get used to it before work with corporeal mime and movement. Mime therapy can’t practice without mime therapist or instructor would be difficult to use mime therapy for recovering the therapeutic problem.

Exercise 1:

The Stimulating Breath :

The Stimulating Breath is adapted from yogic breathing techniques. Its aim is to raise vital energy and increase alertness.

Inhale and exhale rapidly through your nose, keeping your mouth closed but relaxed. Your breaths in and out should be equal in duration, but as short as possible. This is a noisy breathing exercise.

Exercise 2:

Relaxing Breath Exercise:

Place the tip of your tongue against the ridge of tissue just behind your upper front teeth, and keep it there through the entire exercise. You will be exhaling through your mouth around your tongue; try pursing your lips slightly if this seems awkward.

Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound.

Close your mouth and inhale quietly through your nose to a mental count of four.

Hold your breath for a count of seven.

Exhale completely through your mouth,

Note that you always inhale quietly through your nose and exhale audibly through your mouth.

Exercise 3:

Breath Counting:

To begin the exercise, count “one” to yourself as you exhale.

The next time you exhale, count “two,” and so on up to “five.”

Then begin a new cycle, counting “one” on the next exhalation.

Mime therapy for health care :

with breathing and corporeal mime:

Those people has an all kinds of breathing problems for them with the practice of modern breathing technique and corporeal move with the principle such as pause and hesitation, resistance, weights and surprise. Sessions are formulated with various actions that will help to develop and prevent breathing problems.

Mime therapist will be trained on breathing techniques, experts on corporeal mime techniques, pantomime techniques, alignment techniques, yoga techniques, meditation,human anatomy and physiology, and pain management.


( Quazi m. Huda, international mime icon, mime performance artist and mime research , known as an international mime ambassador of Bangladesh, developed the American neo mime movement, he received numerous award, Huda developed mime therapy and received an honorary doctorate of mime, he received best performances award by Fobana, also received from mayor of Los Angeles, founder of international mime academy, Los Angeles and Bangladesh mime institution, founder editor of only online mime paper ‘mime world ‘ ).

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.