Bhramari (Bee Humming Breath)
This calming and grounding breath opens and cleanses the throat chakra by vibrating the vocal cords. It also helps to soothe the nerves by resonating with the frequency of the mind. It refreshes the energy of the ears allowing your listening skills to become honed and precise. Practice before Savasana and enjoy a smooth and easy transition into deeper states of meditation.
Method: Inhale thru nostrils and draw the breath deep into the belly. Exhale a long smooth humming sound with lips closed and jaw relaxed while holding the ears closed. Repeat for one minute. Try to keep the space of the mouth open to increase the openness of the sound.
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