Bhramari Pranayam also referred to as humming bee breathing technique. The name of this Pranayam originates from Sanskrit word Bhramar that means bumblebee.
When can I do it:
- The best time to perform the Bhramari Pranayam is either in the morning or evening.
- Morning – do it after brushing and emptying out the bowels.
- Evening – Have a gap of at-least 3-4 hours after lunch or any snacking
- To reap maximum benefit perform Bhramari Pranayam after Anulom Vilom Pranayam
How do I do Bhramari Pranayam : Technique
- Sit in Padmasana or Sukhasana. If you have problem in sitting you can alternatively do the Bhramari Pranayam in standing position or while sitting on a chair. Just ensure that your back is straight.
- Place your index fingers on your temple. Your middle finger on your tear gland. And rest of the fingers on your face close to each other. Your thumb should be placed on your ear cartilage.
- Ensure that you are not putting your fingers inside your ear but on the ear cartilage, to prevent hearing outside sound when you practice humming.
- Inhaling – While you inhale fill your diaphragms with air all the finger will be in relaxed positions while inhaling
- Exhaling – As you exhale slowly through your nostrils, produce sound of the humming bee through larynx (sound box). Keep reciting “OHM” in the mind and release your tension.
- You can also make a low-pitched sound but it is a good idea to make a high-pitched one for better results.
- While making the humming sound, keep your mouth closed.
- Breathe in again and continue the same pattern for desired number of times. 4 times for beginners.
- Return to original position & gently open the eye.
What are the benefits of Bhramari Pranayam
- releases tension, calming self and letting go of anxiety and anger.
- very effective for people with hypertension complaint as it calms the agitated mind
- stimulates the brain and is useful for depression
- helpful for reducing migraine problems.
- helps reduce blood pressure.
- improves concentration and memory
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