Shisha Tricks: How to Blow Smoke Rings
Whether you are new to hookah or are just looking to enhance your shisha experience, everyone strives to create a massive smoke ring. Perhaps you’ve tried and have failed miserably? Not to worry, you are not alone. We’ve all started as a novice trying to work on our smoke rings.
First things first, the best way to learn how to make smoke rings is to practice on a hookah. So the first thing you need is a high-quality hookah pipe, and you need to set it up the right way. Be sure to check our recent article, Hookah At Home: Tips and Common Mistakes, to get started.
Blowing smoke rings isn’t simple, but there are some steps you can take to enhance your smoke rings. We’ve put together this helpful guide to get you started.
Step 1: Draw in a Mouthful of Smoke from the Hookah
You can’t make smoke rings without smoke. Start by taking a long and slow draw off the hookah hose but do not inhale. We repeat, do not inhale. You want to keep the smoke in your mouth beauce this is what you’ll use to make your smoke rings. Close your lips and let the smoke sit in your mouth until you are ready to make your smoke ring. This initial draw of smoke will not only set you up to produce a colossal smoke ring, but it will also allow you to enjoy the flavour of the tobacco.
Step 2: Press Your Tongue On the Bottom of Your Mouth
There is a common misconception that you need your tongue to make smoke rings. On the contrary, the tongue has nothing to do with making smoke rings, so you actually want to make sure that your tongue is out of the way. To do this, position your tongue flat at the bottom of your mouth. It’s important that you don’t move your tongue at all while you attempt to produce smoke circles. This is especially important if you aim to create perfect circles.
Step 3: Form an ‘O’ Shape
The shape of your mouth is essential to create a circular smoke ring. Start by shaping your cheeks and lips as if you were sucking on a lollipop and bring your cheeks in to form an ‘O’ shape with your lips. When you make the ‘O’ shape, your lips should be open slightly. We recommend practicing this in front of your mirror until you form a perfect circle with your lips. Although this may look and feel a little ridiculous, it’s the perfect motion for producing smoke rings.
Step 4: Position Your Jaw Back
Once you’ve made the ‘O’ shape, the next step is to position the jaw back and close it halfway. It may feel a little awkward at first, but just relax and your jaw should easily set into the right position. This position of the jaw will allow you to create a better ‘O’ shape and cause the smoke to form a ring. Practice this jaw motion until you form perfect circles.
Step 5: Push the Smoke Out in Short Bursts
To create a smoke ring, click your lower jaw forward while maintaining the ‘O’ shape with your lips. This clicking motion should produce a short burst of breath, which creates a perfectly circular smoke ring. As you continue to click your jaw, you’ll produce more smoke rings.
Practice Makes Progress!
Not that we’ve covered the basic steps to produce a perfect smoke ring, the only thing left to do is practice. Afterall, practice makes perfect. The great thing about hookahs is that they produce a great deal of smoke with a single drag. This makes it easy to practice until you finally get it right!
As you practice creating smoke rings, don’t get discouraged. It can take a little bit of time to produce the ideal shaped ring. However, if you stick to these tips, you’ll be on the right track to impressing your fellow smokers at your next shisha session.
Looking for more information on how to enhance your shisha experience? Contact a member of our team to learn more. At Euphoria, we’ve got the tobacco, accessories, and tips to make your next hookah experience one for the books. From complete sets and bundle packs to separate accessories and party packages, we can get you set up in less than 24 hours!
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