Bhramari Pranayam is a breathing technique which improves concentration and relieves one with stress. The name ‘Bhramari’ is a Hindi word meaning Bumble Bee or Honey Bee. This breathing technique is practiced by producing a humming sound like a Bee. In this Pranayam you concentrate on the spot between your brows, so you expel all anxiety and tension from your body.
How do we practice this Bhramari Pranayam ?
This pranayam is ideally done after Anulom Vilom Pranayama.
- Sit erect on the yoga mat on the floor comfortably, in Padmasana or simply cross-legged.
- Close your eyes and breathe in deeply, take in lot of fresh air.
- Bring both your palms up facing your face.
- With your thumbs gently close your ears by bending the upper flap.
- Next, place your index fingers just above your eye brows.
- Place now, your middle finger or ring finger on the sides of your nose and apply gentle pressure.
- The rest of the fingers would close your eyes gently.
- Keep your mouth closed all the while.
- Exhale slowly through your nose and make a humming bee sound of ‘Om’ (keeping your mouth closed).
Repeat this procedure for around 5 times, all the while concentrating on the spot between your brows and the ‘Om’. Thus all the positive energies of the universe will flow into your body.
Benefits of practicing Bhramari Pranayam
- This breathing technique relaxes your mind and improves your concentration power.
- The air passage (the throat) is set to action.
- You gain focus and attention.
- People of all ages can practice Bhramari Pranayam.
- This is an effective breathing exercise for pregnant women. This pranayam regulates the function of endocrine glands thus easing the delivery of the child.
- Diseases and disorders such as Alzheimer ‘s, Hypertension, Paralysis, Migraine, Heart Problems , Mental Tension, & Agitation are cured by regularly practicing Bhramari Pranayam.
- This pranayam awakens the Kundalini
- This enhance clarity in thoughts.
- Practitioner feels fresh, calm and positivity.
Regular practice of this pranayam makes us free of any tension and stress. Thus we are more happy and satisfied.
Precautions while practicing Bhramari Pranayam
- This breathing technique is done after completing the Anulom Vilom Pranayama.
- Do not give any additional pressures on your ears, eyes and nose, other than required.
- Do not put your finger inside the ears
- Perform the pranayama on empty stomach, early in the morning in a nice airy place.
Additional Facts on Bhramari Pranayam
- This respiratory exercise builds concentration and activates your mind, supplying you with immense positive energy.
- The gentle pressures on your ears, eyes and nose provide a good massage for the organs for proper blood circulation.
- You get rid of anger, frustration and unwanted / unnecessary anxiety which get bottled up daily in our system while facing the challenges of life.