Bhramari is derived from the Sanskrit word Bhramar. The meaning of Bhramar is humming bee. Therefore, Bhramari is the imitation of the sound of the humming bee while performing yoga. It is usually practiced during Pranayama and helps relieve one of stress and tension. It has a soothing and calming effect on the people practicing it. If practiced regularly, Bramhari helps in relieving a lot of stress and is an effective aid for people battling with internal turmoil because it relaxes the brain. Not only that, but the vibration caused also enhances the capacity of the brain.
The procedure for performing Bhamari is as follows:
One has to sit in a relaxed position
The ears should be covered with the thumb
The index finger must be place on the forehead and
The rest of the fingers should cover the eyes
After this, one has to inhale and exhale with both nostrils; the breathing should be even.
One must take deep breathes
After this, he/she should start reciting OHM; the auspicious word, in their mind and
Alongside start making a humming sound
All this will have an extremely beneficial effect on one’s mental status. While sitting in a Bhramari Pranayam posture, one must feel the divinity, spirituality and the divine connection, it helps enhance the effects of this mental exercise.
If practiced 11 to 20 times a day, one will feel the difference. The best part about this exercise is that it is hassle free; one just has to sit and perform it without any additional tools. It can be done any time of the day, especially when one is feeling stressed or fatigued. This exercise is very important for pregnant women, helping them in safe delivery. Plus, it increases concentration and is an excellent mental exercise for students. Moreover, it also helps keep blood pressure at bay and has a positive impact on the nervous system.