What is Bhramari Pranayama?
- Bhramari pranayama is a breathing technique in yoga that involves inhaling deeply through the nose and then making a soft humming or buzzing sound as you exhale. The sound is created by narrowing the back of the throat and vibrating the vocal cords.
- The word “bhramari” comes from the Sanskrit word for “bee,” and the practice is sometimes referred to as “bee breath.” The buzzing sound is meant to mimic the sound of a bee, and the practice is said to have a calming effect on the mind and nervous system.
- Bhramari pranayama is often practiced as a form of meditation or relaxation, and is believed to help relieve stress, anxiety, and tension. It can also be used to help clear the mind and improve concentration.
- To practice bhramari pranayama, sit comfortably in a quiet place with your eyes closed. Inhale deeply through the nose, and as you exhale, make a soft humming sound with your lips closed and the back of your throat slightly narrowed. Repeat for several breaths, focusing on the sound and sensation of the breath.