Thursday, 29 September 2011

Bhramari Breathing

"Bhramar" means 'bee' in Sanskrit. In this pranayama a humming sound is produced while breathing just like a bee.


  1. Sit comfortably in Padmasana.
  2. Place your right hand on your nose.
  3. Keep the right thumb near the right nostril.
  4. Do not close the right nostril.
  5. Take a long and deep breath through both nostril.
  6. Close your right nostril by pressing the right thumb.
  7. Hold your breath for sometime.
  8. While exhaling, hold your larynx with your right hand to produce a humming sound.


  • It clears the throat and helps develop a melodious voice.
  • Pregnant women can perform Bhramari to prepare for labor.
  • Hypertension and depression can be overcome with regular performance of this pranayama.


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