Bhramari comes from the Sanskrit word ‘Bramar’ – a black Indian bee. The resounding echo of the sound made by a humming bee is replicated in the practice of this Pranayama. The humming sound resonates in the head region bringing forth a sense of unity and concentration.
- Sit in any meditative posture. ( Sit on a firm chair with an erect backrest, if unable to sit on the floor.)
- Keep the body above the waist straight and the spine erect. Eyes & Ears can be kept closed.
- Inhale fully and then exhale slowly, smoothly and continuously in a controlled manner from the nostrils with a little force, making a humming sound like the black bee.
- Keep the mouth closed throughout the practice
- The sound need not be very loud but should create the vibrations.
Practice 5 rounds/session, with pause in-between rounds.
Limitations / Contraindications:
- None – safe for all.
- Has a very beneficial effect on the nervous system (ANS)
- Restores the elasticity of lungs; beneficial in Asthmatic conditions.
- Practised daily it induces meditative states- quietens the mind.
- Beneficial in relieving from hypertension and stress.
- It relaxes the mind and lowers stress and reduces tension and anxiety.
- It helps to reduce anger and frustrations.
Nisha Yadav ( Yoga expert )