Circular Breathing - Mouth

In circular breathing, the arched tongue moves forward in the mouth, contacting the hard palate and compressing the air in the front of the mouth. At the same time, the cheeks draw inward to compress the air further and expel it through the mouthpiece. Circular breathing necessitates the movement of the soft palate away from the posterior pharyngeal wall during inhalation; this is not visible in the video clip.

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