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Bhramari Pranayama. Bee's breath or tranquilizer.

March 20, 2012

Through breathing we can intervene in vital signs and brain activity, so knowing this, yogis developed a set of techniques, called pranayama, with the objective of purifying the physical and energetic body, balancing the vital and mental energy, increasing the prana (energy level) and regulate its flow to stabilize mental activity. Today I am going to focus on Bhramari Pranayama or bee breathing. It is widely used in Nothing Yoga (sound yoga), and its goal is to connect with your inner sound, Nada. - First, sit on sukhasana (easy posture) with hands on chin mudras (mudra of knowledge) and relax for a few moments. - Take a deep breath, hold the air in your lungs, while doing jalandhara bandha (throat contraction) and mula bandha (anal contraction) for five seconds. - Undo the bandhas, raise your arms until they are horizontal at shoulder height, and bend your elbows to cover your ears with your index fingers, making sure they are sealed. - Exhale slowly through your nose, emitting a buzz imitating that of bees, uniformly and for approximately 30 seconds. The mouth is closed and the teeth slightly apart. - Try to concentrate on the sound and feel the vibration that occurs inside your head. At the end of the exhalation, you bring your hands to your knees to finish a lap and start again. You can do between fifteen and twenty laps if you are trained, otherwise start with 5 and gradually increase. Don't practice this pranayama lying down What benefits can it bring you? Lowers blood pressure, helps quiet the mind, eliminates anxiety, induces a meditative state and stimulates anahata chakra (fourth chakra). What pranayama do you know Irune.

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