Audrey Hunt, the author of "Anyone Can Sing," explains the health benefits of humming.
How To Hum To Reap The Benefits
Put your lips together gently and hum. Hmmmmmmmmmm. Check for the following:
- Make sure the lips are barely touching to help you to feel light vibrations.
- The teeth should be apart.
- The tongue must lay flat in the bed of the mouth and relaxed.
- The vibrations will be felt mostly in the upper lip. You may also experience a buzzing feeling in areas around the mouth. (Teeth, hard palate, forehead, or top of the head.) This is what you want.
- If the vibrations extend throughout the nasal area and even in the cheeks, pat yourself on the back.
- You are humming correctly. Continue humming and notice how the busy self-talk stops.
- If you fail to feel any buzzing or vibrations, you hold too much tension in your lips. Relax the neck, head, and shoulder areas. Now, try it again.
Humming is as easy and natural as breathing. At times we aren't even aware we're humming. Children often hum while at play. Our feline friends will purr when contented, and the sound of a musical hum can indicate that we're happy, contented, or even in a state of bliss.
But hold on - I have some fantastic news for you. Humming is loaded with health benefits. Stay with me, and I'll have you humming your way to health and loving it!
Humming Affects The Sinus Cavities
Sinus Problems And Humming
The airflow must be smooth between the sinus and nasal cavity to keep the sinuses healthy and free from infection. One of the best ways to do this is to hum. Whether you hum along to your favorite song as you drive down the road or during meditation, it's all effective. The results will be the same. They help to stimulate the entire sinus and nasal cavity area.
The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine put their researchers to work comparing airflow in people when they hummed and when they quietly exhaled. What they were looking for was to see if humming led to greater numbers of exhaled nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is a gas produced in the sinuses. It was found that nitric oxides rose 15-fold during humming.
Make it a daily habit to do some humming and help those sinus cavities.
Another way to help clear the sinuses is by tapping. Using your fingertips, gently apply tapping to specific sinus areas, followed by sliding the fingers down over the cheek and into the front of the neck area.
The following video demonstrates how to do this.
A Better Voice Using Good Vibrations
Do you realize that your body is a musical instrument? Like all musical instruments, vibrations travel throughout your body. A vibration is a rapid back-and-forth movement. Vibrations can be changed to alter the pitch of the sound we make.
The ideal voice is rich and full. The vocal sound is well-projected, and each word is easy to understand. When you feel the vibrations caused by sound waves, these vibrations move up into your nasal or sinus area and amplify your voice.
The speed of vibration is measured by frequency. Frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz.) It's the frequency of vibration that determines the pitch of the sound we make. The faster the vibration, the higher the pitch. This is why singers require more air, inhalation for higher sounds.
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Your vocal folds (cords) can vibrate faster than 1000 Hertz or 1000 vibrations per second. In a speech, a typical adult male will have a fundamental frequency from 85 to 180 Hz, while the adult female will have a frequency of 165 to 255 Hz.
Good vocal training begins with properly executed humming exercises. Humming helps the vocal cords to resonate freely, which is essential to good singing.
Path Of Nasal Airflow - Sinuses
What About Om Chanting?
A pilot MRI study (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) was done concerning the vibrations experienced during OM chanting. Results indicated that using OM, which involves humming, significantly reduced activity in some regions of the brain associated with depression.
Humming Brings These Surprising Health Benefits
You may find the following health benefits surprising when you gently hum your favorite song.
- Calms and soothes us.
- Dissolves stress.
- Grounds us.
- Quiets the mind.
- Slows down your breathing.
- Helps to induce sleep.
- Lowers blood pressure in just 5 minutes..
- Creates a wonderful circuit of energy
- Helps us to focus.
- Helps sinus problems. The vibrations decrease blockages in the sinus area.
- When you hum, the muscles in the face, neck, head, and shoulders relax.
- Activates the parasympathetic nervous system (triggers relaxation response in the body.)
- Helps reduce unproductive thinking and negativity.
- Reduces fear and worry.
And don't forget how humming to a crying baby will put them right to sleep.
Humming Into A Microphone
How Humming Helps Singing
Good singers realize the importance of relaxed facial muscles and warm up their voices, beginning with humming. If tension exists in the face and tongue, the tone will also have tension. This will ruin a singer's voice, and the sound will lack richness and power.
One of the very best vocal warm-ups for singers is humming. Wake up the voice by humming an "M" sound followed by "N" and "ing."
- Vibrations will be felt in the lip and nasal area when sustaining "M."
- During the "N" sound, vibrations will be directed to the hard palate (roof of the mouth) and the tongue.
- As you sustain the "ng" during the "ing" position, pay attention to the vibrations across the hard palate and nasal areas. This is a great way to learn how to bring the tone forward, keeping it from coming from the back of the throat.
Note: When humming a long note, be sure the pitch is easy and comfortable. Choose a tone that is easy to sing - not too high or too low.
The first few times you try these humming exercises, the vibrations may feel weak. This is an indication that you're holding too much tension or the intake of air needs to be increased (inhalation.) Also, you probably aren't quite sure of what the vibrations should feel like.
Give it time. Keep practicing. It will all come together sooner than you think.
Meditation And Humming
Meditation, Humming And Health
Dr. David Simon of Sharp Cabrillo Hospital, San Diego, has this to say about humming: "Humming meditations have measurable physiologic effects. The sounds release healing agents in the body."
Humming brings us directly to our inner room of peace and serenity as it quiets the mind. Make it a practice to cover your ears as you hum. This will intensify and magnify the buzz as it flows through your head and your body.
Humming is an old Tibetan technique that sometimes goes on for 10-15 minutes. Try stepping away from your computer. Sit or lay in a comfortable and relaxed position with the eyes closed and start humming. Focus on your sound and breath.
After 10-15 minutes, you will feel refreshed, re-energized, and able to concentrate more fully.
Humming promotes clarity of thinking by refreshing your mind. You can physically feel the vibration of the "hum" clear out the cobwebs.
Our voice carries healing energy to both mind and body when we hum. What a unique and wonderful thing this is. Humming can be done almost anywhere. Make it a habit to "feel" for the vibrations in the "mask" area, especially across the nose bridge, in the cheeks, and below the eyes. Please remember to avoid judging your humming sound. This will disrupt the positive vibrations needed for healing.
Here are the benefits of humming therapy:
- Helps to keep the sinuses healthy and free from infection.
- Used as a vocal warm-up for better singing.
- Relaxes the body and mind.
- Brings us directly to our inner room of peace and serenity.
- Reduces fear and worry.
- Keeps us grounded.
- Lowers blood pressure.
- Helps us focus.
- Triggers a relaxation response.
- Reduces unproductive thinking.
- Induces sleep.
Covering your ears greatly intensifies and magnifies the sensation of the hum flowing through your head and body.
Whether you hum a favorite song or sustain just one note, the results will be the same. Humming lives inside you, so use it often.
"God sings, we hum along, and there are many melodies, but it's all one song - one same, wonderful human song." Mitch Albom
Enya Humming Song
- Humming, stress reduction and heart health
- Hum A Happy Tune
How Do You Feel About Humming For Better Health?
Questions & Answers
Question: Does humming have the same benefits as singing?
Answer: Humming does not replace singing, however, it's considered to be a good beginning warm up. Ten minutes a day for singing is not enough practice. Working on vocal technique requires enough time to practice each skill.
© 2015 Audrey Hunt
Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on July 15, 2020:
How nice to hear from you. I appreciate your comments and agree with your thoughts about humming. Stay safe and thank you.
WILL on July 10, 2020:
I'm convinced that humming the right way for the right reason is very beneficial for one's well being . We all need help in finding calmness and peace and what a wonderful world this would be if everyone was humming in a very happy mood.. PEACE
Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on May 10, 2020:
Thanks for your comment. Make humming a habit and give it sone time to help. Also, check out the references listed below my article. Consider adding diaphragmatic breathing to your routine. https://remedygrove.com/wellness/Breathing-For-Lon...
I wish you the best!
Wayne Giesbrecht on May 09, 2020:
This sounds interesting, I'm wanting to lower my blood pressure without medication, sleep better, reduce negative thinking, be at rest.
S P Austen from Qualicum Beach, BC, Canada on February 19, 2019:
Aaah, thanks again, Audrey! I appreciate that and you've made my day too!
S.P. Austen (Steve)
Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on February 19, 2019:
Getting a thumbs up from someone with so much knowledge on this topic absolutely makes my day! As I read your article, "Three Essential Yoga Postures", my motivation for returning to yoga became ignited.
Your writing blends education with inspiration, making your hubs a perfect read.
Thank you for reading my article and taking the time to comment.
I love this:
"One of the greatest benefits is how the AUM and humming can help to re-set the emotional part of the brain, the amygdala and hypothalamus."
S P Austen from Qualicum Beach, BC, Canada on February 19, 2019:
I loved this article! As someone who has meditated for over 40 years, using the AUM mantra, etc, I fully appreciate how humming can positively affect the mind, emotions and even the physical body.
There is so much depth to humming that the glib reader might not comprehend the importance of sound vibrations such as this resonating throughout the body.
One of the greatest benefits is how the AUM and humming can help to re-set the emotional part of the brain, the amygdala and hypothalamus.
A wonderful and very inspiring article that has reminded me to Hum regularly!
Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on August 18, 2017:
Thanks for sharing m thoughts about humming. And just keep humming away!
Constance Kidd Wadlington on June 09, 2017:
I, totally, agree with this article. My husband finds it humorous that I hum all the time. I love the benefits and peacefulness that I feel.
Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on May 29, 2017:
Hi there. So nice to see you and to read your comments. Humming is beneficial in so many ways. It relaxes the body and mind, brings clarity and does wonders for our singing voice.
Thanks Mriam and hope to see you soon.
Miriam Motts on May 29, 2017:
Excellent and interesting articel. I use to hum, but got away from it, and as I've aged I've noticed a change in voice and was looking for something to help strengthen it.
I took music and voice many years ago and slowly I quit doing it as much and I had forgotten how relaxing it is
Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on April 19, 2016:
Glad you found mu article about humming helpful. Sorry that your links were deleted but links are now allowed. Keep on singing and when you have time be sure to read my other articles on singing.
Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on March 20, 2016:
Hello Comet Ma
To answer your question - Everyone is different, however, studies show that the most effective results occur when humming is done on a daily basis and throughout the day. Being a vocal coach I hum often throughout the day about 30-60 seconds each time. Some days I hum as many as 8 times with an hour or so between each humming session.
Comet Ma on February 12, 2016:
How many minutes a day should a person hum to clear up sinus problems? Should there be breaks between daily humming episodes?
Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on January 21, 2016:
Thank you rajan for finding my hub about humming useful. I appreciate your sharing on facebook. When humming the mantra OM, we can feel the resonating (vibration) easily - especially when the lips are relaxed without tension.
Peace and joy to you and yours.
Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on January 21, 2016:
Very useful information. I now know the right way to hum. It certainly makes more areas to vibrate when done the right way. Of course, I did know that humming the mantra OM did reduce stress and give a sense of peace and tranquility but so many health benefits of humming I never knew. Thanks for sharing, Audrey.
Shared on facebook.
Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on November 09, 2015:
Hi Glenn - About 80 % of people have a misalignment to their nasal septum and don't know it.The most common symptom of a deviated septum is nasal congestion, with one side of the nose being more congested than the other, along with difficulty breathing. Humming has been shown to help open the sinus passages.
You were either born with a deviated septum or it occurred after an injury. I'm very happy to hear that your humming helped. Thanks so much Glenn. All my best,,,
Glenn Stok from Long Island, NY on November 09, 2015:
Wow! I'm really glad I read your hub, Audrey. I tried humming while I was reading it and I could definitely feel my sinuses opening up. I have a deviated septum and that causes stuffiness sometimes. But the humming actually helps. Thanks for writing about this and explaining the proper way to hum. I realize I was actually doing it wrong all my life.
Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on August 31, 2015:
m Abdullah javed
So nice to see you here. Your nice comments make me smile. Thank you for finding my hub interesting and inspiring. I'm on my way to your hubs.
muhammad abdullah javed on August 31, 2015:
Interesting and inspiring Audrey, i never knew such a beneficial aspects of humming, thanks for sharing.
Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on April 13, 2015:
AudreyHowitt - Thank you my beautiful friend. I appreciate your support.
DeborahNeyens - Well...uh...gee, I don't know what to say. But I give you credit for reading my hub and commenting. Thanks my friend.
Deborah Neyens from Iowa on April 13, 2015:
Interesting. Truthfully, humming drives me crazy. But maybe I should just relax and join in! : )
Audrey Howitt from California on April 10, 2015:
Still loving this Audrey!
Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on April 02, 2015:
Hi Pamela - Thank you for leaving such interesting comments. Very nice to hear. Glad you enjoyed the videos. Your sinuses will thank you for the humming. Big thanks for pinning, tweeting and sharing. Have a wonderful day my friend.
Good morning Peggy. It really makes me happy when I find that my hub brings new information to the reader. Thanks for sharing this with me. Happy that you enjoyed the videos too. You are so kind to give my hub up votes and to pin, share and tweet. Keep humming my friend.
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 02, 2015:
It is true that humming is generally associated with being happy. I had no idea that it could also help the sinuses. Will be doing more of it! Enjoyed both videos you included. Up votes, pinning to my health board and will share and tweet.
Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on April 01, 2015:
This was certainly news to me. I do hum or sing along with the radio or CD's quite often. I hum because I am not a very gifted singer! I never knew it would help my sinus problems, so I will certainly hum more often now. This was an awesome article.
Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on March 28, 2015:
Hello my friend. You live a life fill of joy Chitrangada! Your thoughts are positive and surrounded by love. The vibrations that are released through your humming fill the universe and make it a better place for us all.
Thank you for your kind support and for sharing. Peace and light go with you. Audrey
Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on March 27, 2015:
I completely agree with your views in this hub. Humming makes us so content and pleasing. And it happens spontaneously in my case, whenever I am really happy within my heart. And that is most of the times in the day.
Lovely hub, so encouraging. Thanks for sharing and voted up!
Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on March 27, 2015:
Thank you Docmo for your comments. As an expert in your professional field I am thrilled to hear this. Blessings and peace to you and yours.
Mohan Kumar from UK on March 27, 2015:
Great advice that is backed by scientific basis, Audrey. I can see the physical and psychological benefits of humming and chanting. As I was brought up in a Hindu household chanting and humming are part of the prayers and meditation. I can heartily recommend both.
Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on March 25, 2015:
ahorseback - Ha, ha, ha!!! You are too funny Ed. No, I won't take care of the bail but I will provide you with some lessons. And with some of the exercises I give you (like barking) you will probably be escorted to freedom in no time.
Thank you Audrey for this link, Wow! Didn't know about the nitrous oxide. No wonder I smile so much :)
Hi Nell - Just love this comparison which indeed makes purrrfect sense.
pstraubie48 - What a good question! Humming doesn't replace singing, but it certainly helps us to locate and feel the same vibrations we feel in humming as we do in singing. I would do a few minutes of humming prior to singing. Then sing away!
Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on March 19, 2015:
This makes so much sense. Music just is uplifting so why would humming not be a wonderful thing for us to do. I do have a question...if you would rather sing (while you drive down the highway) than hum, will that yield equally good effects?
Thanks for sharing I am always intrigued at how much more there is to know about music.
Angels are on the way to you this early morning hour ps
Audrey Howitt from California on March 18, 2015:
Hi Audrey. Great article-did you know that humming increases the production of nitrous oxide in the body--makes us all a bit happier! Take a look at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12119224
Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on March 15, 2015:
Mary - I love your comments and knowing that you have a history of humming. Bravo! Thanks dear lady. I appreciate your sharing and voting up.
tillsontitan - How funny that you thought that little old lady was crazy because she hummed all the time. :) And I'm privileged to be your vocal coach! A book? Well, I'm actually giving it some serious thought and thanks!
Nell Rose from England on March 15, 2015:
Hi, I remember reading when cats purr it helps their health, and humming is similar to purring so yes it makes puuurrrrfect sense! lol!
Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on March 15, 2015:
Willstarr - Where is mu 2 million dollars? :)
MartieCoester - It really is amazing. Humming is still be tested further for even more benefits to the body. Thanks my friend.
Sunshine625 - Oh, I really empathize with you and sinus problems. Mine started when I was three years old. Maybe we could hum a duet?
Vellur - Great to know you are a hummer! So many benefits for your mind and body. Thanks my friend.
ahorseback on March 11, 2015:
Hey Vocalady ! - Oh my Gosh , I pushed the funny button too ! Why ? Because when I hum , sing in the shower , or in the complete privacy of my pick- up truck ----: I do so with the fear of being instantly and totally legally arrested!..........! Now , here's the question - are you going to front the bail ? .....I didn't think so . LOL.!
Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on March 11, 2015:
Nellianna - What a joy it is to read your lovely words! I must thank Mike for sharing my hub on FB. I hope your life is full and wonderful. Thank you dear one.
marcoujor - I'm not surprised that humming is natural and pleasant for you. Humming is associated with compassionate, loving people like you Maria.
Be safe, live in joy and blessed peace. Sending hugs and my love.
Marlene Bertrand from USA on March 11, 2015:
This is really quite fascinating. I had not realized the many benefits of humming until now. I am a voice actor and sometimes I hum to help clear my throat, but I had not considered the additional benefits that humming has on my mind. It really does clear negative self-talk and readily prepares me for the task at hand.
Mary Craig from New York on March 11, 2015:
Now I feel so guilty about thinking that little old lady who hummed all the time was crazy (when I was a child). Seriously good to know Audrey. I feel sorry for all those people out there that don't have a personal vocal coach.
I'm with Bill, book!
Voted all but funny, shared and Google+
Mary Hyatt from Florida on March 11, 2015:
Yes, I hum! I remember hearing my Mother hum as she went about her housework. I hummed to all four of my children as I rocked them to sleep, and I have meditated for years, and do the Om.
Voted UP, and shared.
Nithya Venkat from Dubai on March 11, 2015:
Humming makes me happy and now I have an excellent reason to hum. Great hub interesting and informative.
Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on March 10, 2015:
tobusiness - You are so right. Humming is ancient and science is just catching up. :) Thank you so much!
Genna East - I use OM humming too for the same reason. Works every time. Very happy to hear you liked this hub. Enya always makes me relax. I love her music. Take care my friend and thank you.
shanmarie - How nice your comments are. I know just what you mean about the song being unimportant. Just the act of humming will relax us. Thanks so much.
Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on March 10, 2015:
Thanks for your sweet comments. I have a big smile on my face. So glad you've pickef up some new information. I love humming and it can be done anytime. Hugs
Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on March 09, 2015:
denise.w.anderson - It really is quite amazing what simple humming can do for the mind and body. Glad you enjoyed this.
mcbirdbks - Hi Mike. Glad you're humming along to this great tune by one of my favorite groups. Thanks.
travmaj - Well thank you! Your comments have put a smile on my face today!
Jo Alexis-Hagues from Lincolnshire, U.K on March 09, 2015:
Very useful and informative hub. Mankind have been humming children to sleep since time immemorial, those old wives were way ahead of science. :)
Excellent hub, well done. Voted up and sharing.
Susan Ream from Michigan on March 06, 2015:
Wow Audrey, What a hubful of new information to me. Never thought of my body as a musical instrument - I love this word picture.
The health benefits of humming makes perfect sense as it quiets the mind and relaxes the body.
I had to practice a bit to feel the vibrations but eventually, using your direction, I got it! :)
You always write such useful articles Audrey. I appreciate your writing skill and YOU as a person. Have a wonderful day friend!
Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on March 05, 2015:
bravewarrior - Thank you Sha. I enjoy hearing how you use humming in your life. I sure hope it will help you to fall asleep. If it doesn't seem to do the trick, have you tried OTC melatonin? I've been worried lately about my sister's health which takes a toll on my sleep. I take 2 melatonin an hour before bedtime and go right to sleep.
I love nice people and you are one of the nicest.
Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on March 05, 2015:
ThelmaC - It was meant to be! I love your comments and learning that this very topic was on your mind. I'm riding high now!
I, myself, have been humming/meditating more than usual after learning that my sister has dementia. When I talk to her on the phone, I barely recognize her and she can't complete even one sentence.
Humming relaxes my mind and releases the mental burden I carry. I needed to hear your wonderful comments.
Misfit Chick - I'm so happy to see you here. Very glad that you are diving into humming regularly. Thank you and enjoy your day.
Ventkatachari M - Yes, humming is indeed a joy. Glad you learned more about the health benefits of humming. Thanks for your vote and for sharing.
Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on March 05, 2015:
Excellent article, Audrey. I use the OM humming technique to relieve stress, which has been especially helpful during this trying winter. Enya is such a favorite of mine. Thank you for this helpful, wonderful hub! :-)
Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on February 25, 2015:
tamirogers - I hope these humming exercises will truly help your sinus problems. Let me know. Thanks.
alwaysexploring - A big smile appeared on my face when you let me know that you were humming all the while you were reading this hub. I remember the scene in the movie when she first began her meditating and how empowering it all was for her. Our bodies, in most cases, can heal itself and I love knowing this.
Thank you for enjoying my hub and the videos. I really appreciate your tweeting this Ruby. Take care of yourself my friend. You are one special lady!
FlourishAnyway - Thank you for your delightful comments. I'm so glad you've accepted humming throughout the years. I expect that we will learn that there are even more benefits for humming during the day. Take care. Audrey
Shannon Henry from Texas on February 25, 2015:
Very interesting! I don't doubt a word of it. I know that singing will calm me when I feel my blood pressure rising or just need to feel more relaxed and centered. The song is not even necessarily important. So humming makes so much sense.
Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on February 25, 2015:
I'm about to get to humming! My sinuses thank you and so do I. My allergies are so bad now...which effects my sinuses. I sing more than hum, now I could annoy my family with humming! :)
Martie Coetser from South Africa on February 25, 2015:
Audrey, wow! I never knew humming has so many benefits. I am sharing this hub with my daughter. Thanks for all the inspiring information.
WillStarr from Phoenix, Arizona on February 24, 2015:
See? This is why I never miss a Vocal Coach Hub!
And where is your "Anyone Can Sing' national franchise?
Maria Jordan from Jeffersonville PA on February 24, 2015:
Wonderful information on a practice that comes very naturally for me, dear Audrey.
Enya is gorgeous - so are you. Love and hugs, Maria
Nellieanna Hay from TEXAS on February 24, 2015:
I truly love this, Audrey. It makes nothing but sense, and what a lovely way to improve one's whole being. I am going to forward this hub link to a friend who will certainly appreciate it, too! Thank you for sharing it. And thank Mike Friedman for sharing it on FB!
Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on February 24, 2015:
Just Ask Susan
Humming does have so many benefits. Studies are showing more positive reasons for humming with each new experiment. Isn't it wonderful how our own body can heal itself? Thanks Susan.
Hi Eric - Great to hear from you and to know you'll be humming your way to health. Thanks.
Jackie - Yes, you can lift a blue mood instantly with a little humming. Thanks so much!
Hello Suzette - I'm so glad you found my hub on humming educational. That's just what I hoped for. Glad you're a hummer!
billybuc - Good! Just what I need to hear. Now, if I can just finish the intro. :)
mckbirdbks from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas on February 24, 2015:
Hi Audrey - I am humming along with the Beach Boys - One og my favorite songs
travmaj from australia on February 23, 2015:
You write the most pleasant and informative hubs. Thank you. I had never thought of humming and healing but it makes so much sense. I'm a regular hummingbird today.
Denise W Anderson from Bismarck, North Dakota on February 23, 2015:
Wow! I never realized the great benefits that a little bit of humming can do for a person! It sounds like a smart thing to do!
Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on February 23, 2015:
I hum without realizing it. If I'm doing something that I've put on automatic pilot, I sing to the radio. If I need to think, I hum. However, I had no idea that humming is healing. I'll have to try it the next time I have difficulty falling asleep.
Awesome hub, Audrey!
Venkatachari M from Hyderabad, India on February 23, 2015:
Wow! Great factor. Humming is pleasant and joyful. This much I know. But there are so many health benefits. It's great to know. Thanks for sharing it.
Voted up and awesome.
Catherine Mostly from Seattle, WA - USA - The WORLD on February 22, 2015:
What a great article - thanks so much for all the info! Humming... I will probably be more likely to do that than I have been at using my treadmill, ha!
Thelma Raker Coffone from Blue Ridge Mountains, USA on February 22, 2015:
I love this hub! It is such a coincidence that I realized I was humming this morning when I was in the shower and I remembered reading something a long time ago about the benefits of humming. I made a mental note to research it and now, lo and behold, tonight while hopping some hubs I ran across this. Enjoyed reading it very much.
FlourishAnyway from USA on February 22, 2015:
I'm all for it, Audrey, and it's great to know there are residual benefits. I sure could've used it when my child was a screaming infant. The vacuum and dishwasher helped. I don't recall humming, but that's when I learned to sing.
Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on February 22, 2015:
This is great Audrey. I've been meditating using the OM since the movie, ' What's love got to do with it. ' and it's a wonderful way to relax and feel peace within. I was unaware about humming. I've been doing it all through your hub and it's amazing! I will add humming daily. I enjoyed the Beach Boys, haven't heard that song in years. The humming video was relaxing. Thank you for another great hub. Tweeted.
Tami Rogers from Seattle, Washington on February 22, 2015:
Great hub! I have sinus problems and found it very interesting. I will be humming much more!
Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on February 22, 2015:
And just like that, another chapter of your book is written. Isn't this fun, writing a book? :)
Suzette Walker from Taos, NM on February 22, 2015:
Great article on the healthy benefits of humming. Thanks for informing us the correct way to hum. I found this very educational. I find music in general and humming and singing specifically to be an energy booster and psychological booster. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us and I am humming as I am writi