The didgeridoo is perceived as the world’s oldest wind instrument. It originated as a musical instrument from the North Australian Aborigine dated thousands of years back.
This wind instrument is played traditionally together with clap sticks or clapping two boomerangs together in various ceremonial dances. People who play the didgeridoo can tap out the rhythms on the side of it with the aid of their sticks or fingers.
Didgeriddo provides as a form of entertainment when people spend time with their friends and relatives. It’s often played for entertainment but hearing the sound of the didgeriddo has numerous health benefits.
How The Didgeridoo Is Made
Traditionally, a didgeridoo is made from Eucalyptus saplings or branches. Although eucalyptus has hundreds of species, only about a dozen can be used to make didgeridoo. It entails perfect timing to make the perfect didgeridoo instrument. The perfect wall thickness of the wind instrument is based on the hollowed eucalyptus tree and the person making the didgeriddo instrument has to make sure that the instrument is not too thin nor too thick. Termites naturally hollow out the eucalyptus tree. It takes them more or less one year to hollow a eucalyptus tree out – so the people making the didgeridoo has to be patient enough to wait for the right time for the wood to be harvested.
With the use of this instrument, individuals can obtain numerous benefits. Below are some of the following.
Improve flow and balance of oxygen
One of the main benefits when you learn to play didgeridoo is you can improve flow and balance of oxygen in your body. Oxygen plays a huge role in the body. For one, oxygen is used to oxidize our food. During the process of cellular respiration, it releases energy, which is eventually stored in ATP in the electron transport chain in mitochondria and in glycolysis in the cytoplasm.
Good stationary workout
The next benefit of playing didgeridoo is it is a good stationary workout. There are cases when working out is impossible due to lack of space. And, the best option is to look for stationary workouts. For instance, when playing didgeridoo at 120 breaths a minute, sweating can be experienced.
Relaxes internal organs
Another benefit of playing didgeridoo is individuals can relax their internal organs. This is possible since the up and down diaphragm movement involved in circular breathing supports the quick intake or quick or pressurized dispelling of air. These deep and or fast movements of air feel like a sort of massage for the internal organ.
Soothing the nervous system
Playing didgeridoo can also sooth the nervous system.
Get rid mental and emotional stress
Playing didgeridoo is often found to offer more subtle mental and emotional relief from worries or issues unresolved since feelings can be expressed in a vocal way and yet be music to the ear.
Reduce sleeping disorders
Finally, when you learn to play such wind instrument, you can also reduce sleeping disorders. Health experts claim circular breathing used in playing didgeridoo strengthen the larynx and the muscles supporting breathing. Not to mention, it also supports the reduction or cessation of snoring.