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What is Bhramari pranayama?

What is Bhramari pranayama?

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The Bhramari pranayama is also known as the Humming Bee Breath. It is a calming breathing exercise that soothes the nervous system and helps connect us to our inner nature.

Benefits of Bhramari Pranayama:

  • Effective for calming the mind immediately
  • Is one of the best breathing exercises to free the mind from distraction, frustration or anxiety and to get rid of anger to a great extent
  • Removes mental illness and stress
  • Helps with insomnia (sleeplessness)
  • Removes stuttering

The Science Behind Bhramari Pranayama
It acts to calm the nerves and soothes them, especially around the brain and forehead. The humming sound creates a natural calming effect of vibrations.

How to do the Bhramari Pranayama:

  • Sit up straight with your eyes closed.
  • Put your index finger on the cartilage.
  • Take a deep breath in and while exhaling, gently press on the cartilage.
  • You can hold the cartilage down or press it in and out with your fingers while humming loudly like a bee.
  • Breathe in again and continue the same sequence 3-4 times.

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