The Parsimonious Practice: Ear Plugs!
Cost: $5-8/pack of 10 pair or less than a buck a pair, which, depending on your dedication to a parsimonious practice and waxiness, could last multiple sessions.
Practice: This recommendation is designed to complement a Mysore or home practice, though there have been times when I would have been content to dim the din of an over-enthusiastic yoga teacher with a couple soft foam cylinders.
Ear plugs work like tiny little breath enforcers. They are Christopher Colon-like goombas who know, just know that you haven’t been paying up your five steady breaths. Ear plugs come to collect. You better give five steady now, chump, because once you have the plugs in, your raggedy-ass inhales and groany exhales will be all up in your grill, screaming at you, saying “I’m ugly, but you made me! Deal with it!” David Keil suggested that I wear earplugs, probably because he wished he had some after listening to my wheezing for a couple of mornings. As with most things, he was right; it’s very difficult to ignore your bad breath habits when you have to listen to them. Try it and let me know what you discover.