Bhramari Pranayama

The word Bhramari is derived from bhramara which means a "black humming bee". In this pranayama, the practitioner makes the sound which resembles the buzzing sound of a black bee, therefore it is named Bhramari Pranayama.


  1. Come into any meditative asana.
  2. Assume Chinmudrá.
  3. Inhale deeply.
  4. Exhaling, produce a low pitched sound resembling the humming of a female bee.
  5. Feel the vibrations in the entire head. After exhalation, bring your hands back on your knees and breathe in slowly. This completes one round.
  6. Repeat 10 rounds.


  1. During the practice of Bhrámarè use ‘N-kára’ and not ‘Mkára’.
  2. With long practices, one feels the strong vibrations in the entire head region along with its resonating effect through out the body.
  3. In the beginning, 5 to 10 rounds of Bhramari are sufficient.
  4. It can be practiced at any time to relieve mental tension.


  1. It helps to reduce anger.
  2. It helps in improvement of concentration and memory.