Brahmari is a wonderful Pranayama (breathing exercise) for beginners.
Brahmari is also known as “Buzzing Bees” because it sounds like—wait for it—buzzing bees. This is especially true when a group of people are performing Brahmari together in the same space.
How to Do Brahmari
- 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.
The 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 be relaxed and easy. Let your lower jaw fall away from your upper jaw.
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The Benefits of Brahmari
- relaxes the brain
- reduces stress
- reduces high blood pressure
- reduces fatigue
- reduces incidence of migraine
- reduces paralysis
- helps maintain and regulate the functioning of the endocrine system
- improves concentration and memory
- improves life force energy
- reduces anxiety
- improves relaxation
- improves the voice
- increases or regulates metabolism
- decreases insomnia
- slows respiration
- lowers heart rate
- improves mood