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“B” Breath

Brahmari or B-Breath: “bee breath.” To perform brahmari, inhale through your nose, then as you exhale, make a humming or buzzing sound (like a bumble bee) through closed lips. The humming will last as long as your exhale lasts; when you need to inhale again, inhale silently through your nose, then continue humming again as you exhale. In this breath pattern, your exhale will be longer than your inhale, which encourages relaxation. Brahmari is a very soothing and calming form of pranayama, and it is often done in group settings to show the juxtaposition of the individual to the group. Supported child’s pose with the ear on a bolster is a common asana used for brahmari practice.