If there were ever a breath practice to do during Winter, BHRAMARI BREATH (Humming Bee Breath - named after the Indian Black bee) is the bee’s knees!
Bhramari breath is beneficial for stress, anxiety, anger, sinus infections, high blood pressure and thyroid problems.
When practicing Bhramari breath, the body naturally produces nitric oxide. Nitric oxide contributes to many functions and biological processes in the body.
What a great breath practice for the nervous system during winter! Fight colds, improve gut health and calm yourself in times of stress.
How to do it: Sit comfortably on your yoga mat or on a chair. Relax your face, your throat and shoulders. Block both ears with your index fingers and take a good inhale breath. On the exhale breath close the mouth and make a loud humming sound like a bee. You will feel this energy buzzing in your head. Practice for 3-9 rounds to reap the benefits. Sit in contemplation after the practice and notice any profound or subtle changes.
This practice is perfect for everyone and very calming for pregnancy, birth and postpartum too. Its a great practice to teach the kids, to help them deal with the gamut of emotions.
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