No one teaches you how to breathe – once you get it right the first time after birth, it’s generally assumed that you have it under control from then henceforth. Breathing is something you do every single day, sometimes without even realizing that you are doing it. However, your cluelessness does not stop you from breathing more than 20,000 times a day.
Breathing is not just any other ordinary body function. It is a crucial activity that has the potential to affect how you feel, both mentally and physically. Breathing also plays a crucial role in how you inhale smoke.
Nobody fancies coughing or choking every time they take a puff, and that’s why we are taking time to inform people on how to inhale smoke properly. There are a number of techniques that can help you to smoke properly, choke less and enjoy each puff to the fullest.
Introduction To Technique
Before diving into the various types of smoking techniques, it important that we shed some light on a crucial part of our breathing system called the diaphragm. The diaphragm facilitates deep breathing or belly breathing when inhaling and exhaling smoke. It’s important that you learn how to properly use this part of your breathing system.
The diaphragm may seem insignificant in a breathing system that includes the lungs, nose, and airways. However, the diaphragm plays a crucial role in the respiratory system as it expands and contracts the lungs enabling them to inhale and exhale air. Most people don’t use their diaphragms to their full potential! Using deep breathing or belly breathing with the help of your diaphragm can help you to initiate and develop a more efficient breathing process that can be mastered over time.
There are numerous exercise you can do at home to master efficient breathing so that it becomes second nature. One of the best exercises involves resting your hand on your belly while lying or sitting down. Breathe in slowly and feel your stomach get bigger as it fills with air. Hold the air in and then breathe out slowly and feel your diaphragm push the air out of your body. Repeat this exercise multiple times while focusing on your breathing and movement of your belly.
In order to determine whether you have been smoking properly, consider where your suction power comes from. Do you get it from your mouth (like you would when smoking a cigar) or from deep within your lungs? Both techniques are practically okay, but they are used for different purposes. Regardless of the technique you normally use, we’ll assist you to learn how to smoke effectively. Light up in style with the most popular lighters in 2019.
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When smoking blunts, spliffs, or joints, it is important that you first inhale the smoke into your mouth before passing it into your lungs. Doing this helps your blunt, spliff or joint to burn evenly and provide you with more potent smoke. You can draw the smoke into your mouth in the same way you would with a cigar. Then, while the smoke is still in your mouth, proceed to take a deep breath of fresh air. The air you breathe in will mix up with the smoke as it goes down into your lungs. This process will result in you inhaling a mixture of smoke and oxygen-rich air that is both potent and enjoyable. You will also cough less and experience minimal or no irritation because of the inclusion of fresh air in your puff.
Inhale Directly Into Your Lungs
If you are smoking using a bong, bowl or anything that features a carb, it’s okay to inhale the smoke directly into your lungs. These smoking aids allow fresh air to mix with the cannabis smoke before you inhale. This means that you don’t have to inhale the smoke into your mouth first before inhaling it into your lungs. Those who use bongs and bowls can enjoy longer and sustained inhalations due to the prior mixture of smoke with fresh air.
When practising diaphragmatic breathing, use a 4-2-4 count that involves inhaling gently for 4 seconds, pausing for 2 seconds and then exhaling gently for 4 seconds. Repeat this process 10 times and practice this rhythmic breathing technique at least 3 times a day in order to develop permanent muscle memory.
Add Fresh Oxygen
We cannot stress enough the importance of including a last gasp of fresh air into your mouth before inhaling the smoke. This should be done regardless of whether you are using a pen, joint, or glass apparatus. The air will push the smoke deep into your lungs. The combination of adding fresh air over the smoke and using diaphragmatic breathing will make your smoking much more effective and enjoyable.
After taking a brief 2-sec pause, exhale the smoke. You don’t need to hold in the smoke for as long as you can in order to feel the hit. The full effect of the hit is experienced immediately the smoke gets into your lungs. Any rush you may feel because of holding in the smoke is due to lack of enough oxygen in your lungs so it’s good to be mindful of that.