Bhramari Pranayama

The original word in the term Bhramari is Bhramar (humming bee). The characteristic of this Pranayama is to create a sound like that of the humming bee.


  • Sit in Padmasana or Sukhasana.
  • Raise bent arms to shoulder level & close external ear canals with thumbs.
  • Place index & middle fingers gently on closed eyes which look upwards.
  • Place ring fingers gently on the sides of the nostrils.
  • Place little fingers on upper lip to feel flow of air through the nostrils.
  • Inhale and fill the lungs completely.
  • Exhale slowly and produce sound of the humming bee through larynx (sound box) while exhaling through nostrils.
  • Return to original position & gently open the eyes.


  • Initially do it for 5 to 7 times.
  • Gradually increase up to 15 times.


  • Bhramari Pranayamamakes the voice sweet and gently, and helps clarity of speech.
  • With regular practice of Bhramari Pranayama; Breathing becomes deep and subtle.
  • Bhramari Pranayama is useful for hypertension and depression and aids brain cells.