Bhramari Pranayam – Yoga Breathing Exercise 5

This is Yoga Breathing Exercise 5 in the 7 Yoga package – Pranayam segment.


Other Names

Nasal Snoring


The name of this Pranayama originates from Sanskrit word Bhramar that means bumblebee. While performing this Pranayama a buzzing sound, typical of bumblebee is produced from the nostrils.

How to do

  1. Sit in any easy posture
  2. Bring both hands to face so that first finger stays just above eyebrow, middle finger in the corner of nose and eybrow and thumbs to close the ear using thumb
  3. Do not strain the nose or eyes
  4. Inhale through both nostrils, taking a slow deep breath in.
  5. Exhale through both nostrils using the throat to make a soft mmmmmm sound, like the buzzing of a bee. Do 5-10 rounds.
  6. Making the buzzing bee noise louder as you progress, but do not strain.


  1. The mood feels elevated, with increased flow of knowledge and the asceticism begins to appear.
  2. By success in this Bhramari Kumbhaka the Yogic student gets success in Samadhi.

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