bhramari pranayama

Breathing Exercise – Bhramari Pranayama (Humming Bee Breath)

Bhramari pranayama is the excellent breathing exercise which plays an important role in releasing agitation, frustration, and anger. It is the best breathing exercise in calming your mind. ‘Bhramari ‘is the type of ‘Indian bee’ and ‘pranayama ‘means breathing. So it is called as Bhramari Pranayama. In this type of pranayama when we exhale making a humming sound. It resembles the typical humming sound of bees. So you can understand why this breathing exercise is called as Bhramari Pranayama. Let’s see steps and benefits of pranayama as follows.

Steps for Bhramari Pranayama (Humming Bee Breath)

  1. Sit straight in the Padmasana or Sukhasana and press your tragus with your thumb.
  2. Place your index fingers on the forehead and with the remaining fingers close your eyes.
  3. Start inhaling through both the nostril deeply and slowly.
  4. By keeping mouth closed, exhale by making a humming sound bee like “hmmm”. While making humming sound say ‘Om’ in soft humming sound.
  5. Feel your body releases impurity from your body and experiencing positive energy.


Practice daily for 3 to 5 minutes.

Benefits of Bhramari Pranayama (Humming Bee Breath)

  1. It relieves tension, anger, and anxiety.
  2. Effective against hypertension.
  3. Cures sinus problem.
  4. Bhramari Pranayama controls the high blood pressure and cures it.
  5. Helps to stay calm and bring stability to mind.
  6. Cures the problems related to nervous system.
  7. During pregnancy, it is very helpful for pregnant women for easy and trouble-free childbirth.


  1. It should be practice under expert guidance.
  2. People having heart disease should not hold their breath for a long time.
  3. Pranayama should be done on empty stomach.
  4. If you feel dizzy while practicing, stop the exercise and start normal breathing.
  5. Consult a doctor if you are suffering from an ear problem or and medical ailments before doing Bhramari Pranayama.
  6. Should maintain a gap of 5 hours between your meal or lunch.
  7. Better to practice in the morning in the fresh air.

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  • This is a very nice and helpful article.

  • Which pranayama will be effective for improving “quality of life” of elderly on four aspects like physical, psychological, social and spiritual wellbeing……kindly answer my question

  • I always doing Yoga with Pranayama since the age of 21 we feel freshness,happyness,streshfree, & also concentrate on my day to day work as well as job,So this is my persnal advise to all of you that you should do yoga and enjoy real life.OM SAI RAM

  • I have ringing in ears for few years now. Can bhraari or any other pranayama help ?
    Thank you..

  • I learnt from this yogas that it will help to relief from the depression or any in stability in the minds.

    Please advice any therapy helps the depression or any centre in Pune

    • Hi,
      Practicing pranayama (breathing exercise) daily in the morning and evening will keep you fit and fine. It will enhance your immune system and improve the function of brain, liver, heart, pancreas, lungs, kidneys and reproductive system. Pranayama calms the mind, releases anxiety and depression.
      No therapy is needed. Practice it in the morning and evening. Enjoy it. We will say that those suffering from kidney problems, kidney stone, heart problems, cancer, stroke, liver, pancreas problems get cure by practicing pranayama. Specially kapalbhati pranayama and anulom vilom pranayama. Share this information and enjoy parnayama.


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