Bhramari Breathing Exercise
- Breathing Exercise*
Known as the ‘buzzing bee’ breath, Bhramari breathing is a great yoga exercise for your pregnancy yoga program if you’re prone to bad moods, anxiety, high blood pressure, or have trouble sleeping.
Bhramari breathing helps relieve mental tension, anger, and some of the mood swings that women can experience during pregnancy and childbirth. Its calming effect helps bring down high blood pressure, although of course it does not replace your doctor’s advice or prescribed medications. Yogis also believe it speeds up the healing of body tissues and can help cure a sore throat.
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Bhramari breathing exercises step by step
- On your mat or rug, sit upright in a meditative pose, cross-legged with your hands resting lightly on your knees, palms upwards and your index finger and thumb touching
- Take your arms up to shoulder height, bend your elbows and place your index fingers in your ears with slight pressure. Relax your other fingers, face and jaw
- Inhale and exhale through your nostrils. After each exhalation, keep your lips together but separate your teeth. With a steady release of your breath, produce a humming sound like a buzzing bee
- If you feel uncomfortable with your fingers in your ears, place your hands on your lap instead
- Practice this breath for at least 5 rounds
- When you’ve finished, simply sit for a moment and observe how the practice has made you feel
Next try ujjayi breathing
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