The 5 Most Effective Practices To Treat Sleep Apnea With The Didgeridoo
"The treatment of sleep apnea is quite challenging because there is not a single treatment that works well for every patient. The didgeridoo has been used as a treatment for sleep apnea and it has been shown to be effective in part because of strengthening of the pharyngeal muscles, which means the muscles of the throat, as well as the muscles of the tongue."
– Dr. Jordan Stern, BlueSleep
For the past six years we at Didge Project have been given the opportunity to work with many people with obstructive sleep apnea and have seen great results. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing or instances of shallow or infrequent breathing during sleep. According to the National Institute of Health, there are over 12 million Americans documented as having sleep apnea, and likely a great deal more in unreported cases. Click here to read.
Urban Didgeridoo Retreat: May 16, 2015
The Urban Didgeridoo Retreat
is a full day of empowering didgeridoo and world music workshops to expand your
mind and inspire your music playing. Nowhere else will you be able to get this
much feedback about your playing from a truly experienced team of didgeridoo instructors.
At the retreat you are guaranteed to develop skills in rhythmic playing,
getting multiple layers of sound, using the didgeridoo as a tool for
meditation, circular breathing, playing with other musicians and more!
How to Play With Other Musicians
by AJ Block
Most people who play music are interested in collaborating with others, either starting a band or just jamming for fun. Yet for some it can be challenging to make that musical connection with another musician. Here are a few keys that will help you fit in to any musical collaboration: click here to read.
6 Steps to Mastering Circular Breathing
Circular breathing is a wind instrument technique that allows the player to sustain a tone for an extended period of time. This is accomplished by storing air in the mouth (inflating the cheeks) and using this reservoir of air to inhale through the nose while air is still coming out the mouth. Click here to read.
Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey
Live in NYC!
Dream Seed is a two-hour sound bath hosted by members of Didge Project and Golden Drum. Shamanic chanting, mantras, overtone singing, Native American and indigenous music, didgeridoos, crystal singing bowls, bells, gongs, harmoniums, tuning forks and other overtone-emitting instruments are used to create an environment conducive to deep relaxation and inward investigation. Participants are led through guided meditations and sound healing practices designed to harmonize body, mind and spirit.
Dream seed happens twice a month at Golden Drum, 97 Green St. #G1, (Greenpoint) Brooklyn, NY 11222
For the next date visit www.goldendrum.org
Visit Our Didgeridoo Store in NYC
We carry a wide variety of handmade didgeridoos from all over the world including yucca, eucalyptus, bamboo, WoodSlide, Super Slider and pvc/plastic. Our store location is at The Ark, 107 Green St. #G55, Brooklyn, NY 11222. Our collection can be seen BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Contact us at
or (347) 871-3866 to schedule an appointment.
How to Strengthen The Breath and Expand Lung Capacity
Take a deep breath. Notice any movement in your body.
When I was young I would have taken a huge gasp of air, maximum 3 seconds long, swelling my chest and shoulders. The study of wind instruments showed me that breathing like this does not utilize the full potential of the respiratory system and often results in short (and weak) breathing. The information contained in this article is what I learned to get me to inhale ten times longer and play notes on didgeridoo for over one minute on a single breath... Continue Reading