Bhramari Pranayama

Written By Dr. S. Choudhary on Friday, January 9, 2009 | 10:46 PM

Bhramari pranayama is useful for person in depression, anxiety, insomnia. It acts as a miracle in throat problem. This holistic approach of treating ailments are gaining popularity worldwide. Bhramari pranayama is done generally after performing Anulo Vilom pranayama for its full effect. The literal meaning of Bhramer is humming black bee because it gives a tingling sensation while doing it.

How to perform Bhramari Pranayama yoga

All pranayama starts by sitting in a posture of padmasana. Then one should close their eyes with both hands by four fingers and thumb on the ear. Now inhale and exhale forcibly with a humming or buzzing sound. Inhalation and exhalation should be from both nostrils and mouth should be closed. One should start slowly and then accelerate.

While perfoming bhramari pranayama one should take care that inhalation and exhalation should be from lungs and abdominal movements should be minimal.

Duration of Bhramari Pranayama

One should start by doing it 10-12 times which can be gradually increased to 25-30 times.

Benefits of Bhramari Pranayama

This yoga is very much useful for elevating mood and releiving anxiety and depression. This acts miracle in person with thyroid problems. It releases heat from body by perspiration and gives a feeling of pleasure. This yoga is also useful in lowering blood pressure and regulate circulation of blood. It is helpful in controlling asthama and other respiratory diseases.
Diabetes and heart diseases are said to be controlled. As anulom vilom is the main pranayama for these two silent diseases but a combination of both have an exponential benefit.

Precautions to be taken for Bhramari Pranayama

There may be a feeling of cold and tingling sensation, so it should be started slowly and increased gradually.
Breathing should never be stopped under any circumstances. Even if one feels dizziness they should stop the normal process and start normal breathing.


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