Breathing Exercise – Bhramari Pranayama (Humming Bee Breath)

bhramari pranayama - breathing exerciseBhramari 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. Lets 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 close, exhale by making a humming sound bee like “hmmmm”. 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 relieve tension, anger and anxiety.
  2. Effective against hypertension.
  3. Cures sinus problem.
  4. Bhramari Pranayama control the high blood pressure and cure it.
  5. Helps to stay calm and bring stability in 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 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 any ear problem or and medical ailments before doing Bhramari Pranayama.
  6. Should maintain gap of 5 hours between your meal or lunch.
  7. Better to practice in the morning in fresh air.

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