An excellent breathing technique to release frustration, anger, agitation and calm your mind.
Bhramari – Bee | Pranayama – Breathing
As the name suggests, this breathing technique reflects the humming sound of a bee which happens during the exhale. This is also called as Bee Breathing.
Benefits of Bhramari Pranayama
- Effective to cure high blood pressure, hypertension, and problems related to nervous system.
- Releases stress, frustration, anger, calms your mind and builds confidence.
- Helpful to pregnant women for convenient childbirth and problems related to nervous system.
- Improves your metabolism, increases oxygen intake and balances hormone secretion.
- Helpful in curing migraines, heart problems, and Paralysis.
If you have any medical concerns, talk with your doctor before practicing yoga. People having heart disease should not hold their breath for a long time. Practice this breathing exercise under the guidance of an expert yoga instructor. Maintain a gap of 4-5 hours between meals and practice. Don’t press your ear cartilage too hard.
Steps to do a perfect Bhramari Pranayama
- First sit on the Padmasana or Sukhasana (simple sitting pose), close your eyes and keep your spines straight.
- Now, open up your palms and close your ears with your thumbs.
- Place your index fingers on the forehead just above your eyebrows. Rest your middle and ring fingers on your eyes.
- Now, place your index fingers on the forehead and with the remaining fingers close your eyes.
- Start inhaling through both the nostril deeply and slowly.
- Keep your mouth close and exhale by making a humming sound of like a bee does. While making the humming sound chant ‘Om’.
- Realize that you are removing all the toxins and impurity from your body.
- Repeat this procedure for 3-5 times.
Bhramari Pranayama can be practiced anywhere, at work or home to de-stress yourself. It works to calm your nerves and soothes them around the brain and forehead. The humming sound vibrations while exhaling have a natural calming effect on your body. You should practice this pose on empty stomach.
Enjoy this beautiful breathing technique and keep stress, anxiety, and agitation away from yourself with regular practice.
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