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Bhramari Pranayama

Bhramari Pranayama

In this week's challenge you must Practice Bhramari Pranayama . The name is derived from the word for the black Indian bumble bee, Bhramari. It describes the characteristic humming sound which is produced while exhaling in this breathing exercise. Bhramari has an immediate relaxing effect on the brain. It forms vibrations in the brain. By these vibrations the cerebral cortex sends impulses directly to the hypothalamus, which controls the ‘Pituitary’ gland, the master of all glands. If it is practised some minutes every day it can reduce mental tension and lower high blood pressure. It is one of the best breathing exercises to release the mind of agitation, frustration or anxiety and get rid of anger. A simple-to-do technique, can be practiced anywhere at work or home, and an instant option available to de-stress yourself.

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Benefits Of Bhramari Pranayama:

  1. Instant way to relieve tension, anger and anxiety. It is a very effective breathing technique for people suffering from hypertension as it calms down the agitated mind.
  2. Gives relief if you're feeling hot or have a slight headache
  3. Helps mitigate migraines
  4. Improves concentration and memory
  5. Builds confidence
  6. Helps in reducing blood pressure

How To Practice Bhramari Pranayama:

  1. Sit up straight in a quiet, well ventilated corner with your eyes closed.
  2. Cover your ears by pressing tragus with the help of thumbs of your hands.
  3. Place your index fingers on the forehead and let the remaining 3 fingers close your eyes. Inhale through both the nostrils, taking a real slow deep breath.
  4. Keep your mouth closed and begin slowly exhaling, making humming sound of a bee like “hmmmm”.

Suggested Reading:

Bhramari Pranayama - Learn more here.

5 pranayamas that you should make a part of your daily fitness schedule - Learn more here.

This challenge was closed on 8/30/2020

1  members have accepted this challenge.
1  members have completed this challenge.

Congratulations to these participants for completing the challenge. 
Hemant v. V Gandhi 

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