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Benefits of Bhramari Pranayama: Bee Breath

Benefits of Bhramari Pranayama: Bee Breath

Bhramari pranayama is a calming and relaxing pranayama. Sound and vibration are an important part of this technique. Before getting into how to practice this fun breathing technique, let's look at why one would want to practice it.

Here are some of the various benefits of Bhramari breath.

  • It is stress-relieving.
  • It can help reduce hypertension and reduce one's blood pressure.
  • It can help improve sleep quality.
  • Benefits the pineal and pituitary glands by stimulating them.
  • Helps reduce anger.
  • Benefits respiratory and cardiovascular health

How to practice Bhramari breath: It is like a humming bee. You will use your fingers to close your ears. You can either use your thumbs to gently close your ears, or your first two fingers. You will also close your eyes and in some schools, they practice using the first two fingers to cover the eyes (with the thumbs on the ears), or you can simply just shut them. 

Keep your mouth closed and take a deep inhale, and as you exhale make a prolonged “buzz” or “om” sound and feel the vibration resonate throughout your entire body. Do this at least 5 times in a row (you can go longer) and notice, when you open your eyes, how much more relaxed you feel. 

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