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Yoga Bumble Bee Breath Or Humming Bee Breath By jamarookids

Yoga Bumblebee – JAMaROO Kids

Introduction

This guided relaxation breathing exercises video by jamarookids is 1 minute 55 seconds long and focuses on a single theme of the Bumble Bee Breath breathing exercise, also known as Bhramari Pranayama and Humming Bee Breath. It is a still video of a female instructor who explains and demonstrates the technique in a manner aimed at young children.

Video Components

Theme

The theme of this relaxation video is well focused on breathing exercises, more specifically the Yoga Bumble Bee Breath. There is a short introduction provided by the female instructor before she begins the demonstration. However, the video also goes into some promotional aspects of other parts of their business at the end.

Audio

The audio used in this Yoga Bumble Bee Breath video has just the voice of the female instructor. Her tone and pace is quite relaxed and is aimed at young children.

Instructions

The female instructor uses verbal instructions that are very clear and simple. She explains to breath in through the nose and to “hum” as you breath out (exhale). She also uses repetition and explains that it can also be done very quietly or loudly. However, she doesn’t say if the out breath is through the nose or the mouth. Exhale by implication is through the nose as the lips need to be closed to create the humming sound.

Demonstration

The demonstration is given by the same female that provides the instructions, that is, she demonstrates and talks at the same time. She is facing the camera in a yoga kneeling position. She uses visual cues during the demonstration in the form of hand positioning and gestures on her stomach to suggest the audience do so too in order to feel their breathing. The use of the hands supports and reinforces the verbal instructions quite well but this does not really have anything to do with the technique being demonstrated.

Scenes

This Yoga Bumble Bee Breath video uses just one scene, that of the female instructor demonstrating the breathing exercise in a room whilst kneeling on an exercise mat.

Images

The scene of this Yoga Bumble Bee Breath video show images of the female instructor, a plain wall behind the instructor, an exercise mat she is kneeling on, and some products beside her which are promoted at the end of the video. The camera angle is mainly horizontal towards the female demonstrator and the wall at the back of the room but also slightly downwards so the exercise mat and products on the floor are visible. Also, the image size of the video does not fill the screen completely and distracting black bars are visible.

Yoga Bumble Bee Breath Or Humming Bee Breath By jamarookids

Conclusion

This breathing exercises video on the Yoga Bumble Bee Breath is aimed at young children and does a good job of explaining and demonstrating the breathing technique and is done at a relaxed pace. The instructions and demonstration are clear and sufficiently detailed enough for children. The video is good but could be improved by explaining what is happening on exhale, improving the video technically by filling the screen and removing the black bars. Finally, the promotion at the end of the video adds nothing to the topic of the video.