Brahmari is a type of pranayama (breath exercise). It is also known as the Buzzing Bees because it sounds like its name, buzzing bees. This is especially true when a group of people are performing Brahmari together in the same space.

How to Do Brahmari—Hand Positions

See the accompanying photographs for how to arrange your hands.

  • The index fingers should meet at and rest lightly on your third eye just above the bridge of your nose.
  • The middle fingers should rest lightly at the inner corner of each (closed) eye.
  • The ring and pinkie fingers should rest lightly on your cheeks.
  • The thumbs will close off the tragus (the bit of cartilage that sticks out) of each ear.

How to Do Brahmari—Buzzing Bees Sound

This practice is about being a buzzing bee! To do this gently constrict your voice box as you inhale and as you exhale. You will naturally create a buzzing (or a humming) sound. The pitch will be slightly higher upon inhalation and slightly lower upon exhalation. Allow the sound and vibration to fill your entire skull and throat. Allow your body to relaxed and easy. Let your lower jaw fall away from your upper jaw. Enjoy!

The Benefits of Brahmari

relaxes the brain reduces stress reduces high blood pressure
reduces fatigue reduces incidence of migraine reduces paralysis
improves concentration and memory improves life force energy reduces anxiety
improves relaxation improves the voice regulates metabolism
decreases insomnia slows respiration lowers heart rate
improves mood regulates the endocrine system

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