Bhramari Pranayama, also known as Humming Bee Breath, is a calming breathing practice that soothes the nervous system and helps to connect us with our truest inner nature. The humming exercise is considered as a form of sound therapy for the brain.
- reducing the stress, anxiety, anger, and frustration;
- reducing the blood pressure;
- removing throat ailments;
- improving the melodiousness of the voice;
- helpful in curing migraines;
- effective pranayama for awakening the Kundalini.
This pranayama exercise is also believed to help manage thyroid dysfunctions and strengthen the thymus and the parathyroid glands.
Best is to do on empty stomach: a time lapse of 15 minutes is recommended to liquids and 2 hours for solids before to start the practice of any pranayama.
1. Sit in a quiet and well ventilated place and close your eyes. Keep your spine straight.
2. Place gently your thumbs on your ears right at the cartilage.
3. Place your index fingers just above your eyebrows, your middle fingers over your closed eyes (don't press, just place them).
4. Place your ring fingers to the side of your nose and apply very gentle pressure.
5. Concentrate your mind on the area between your eyebrows.
6. Keep your mouth close, while breathing out slowly trough your nose and making a humming sound of OM (apply with your thumbs gentle pressure on the cartilage).
7. Breathe in again and out and continue the same pattern for around 6-7 times.
Bhramari is a Hindu Goddess. She is an incarnation of the Goddess Shakti. Bhramari means 'the Goddess of bees' or 'the Goddess of black bees'. She is associated with bees, hornets and wasps, which cling to her body.
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