We are almost a month into 2020. If you are like most of us, there are things that are already hard to deal with or feel overwhelming. This year, make a commitment to yourself to slow down and breathe deeply when life is hard. Start with this new breathing technique!
This week, I want to teach you Bhramari, or humming bee breathing technique.
BONUS TIP: This technique is beneficial if you can do it before sunrise.
Let's get started!
Sit in a comfortable position with spine erect.
Close your ears with your thumbs (do not apply too much pressure). Thumbs are placed just inside the ear on bony prominence (just gently blocking the ear passage).
Place your index fingers over your eyebrows and rest three fingers on your eyes and cheekbones.
Inhale slowly and then exhale making the sound mmm (humming sound).
Concentrate on the vibrations that you feel.
Do this for 3 repetitions at first then slowly increase it up to 5 times and you can repeat this 10-11 times. Do not exceed your stamina and see if you can to this 1:2 ratio (inhale:exhale).
Benefits of the humming bee breath techniques:
Reduces high blood pressure
Reduces anxiety and stress
Improves concentration, focus
Makes you calm, helpful for people who get frustrated or angry very easily.
Do you struggle to find stillness due to injury? I can help! I believe the key to attain long-term pain relief and a higher connection to one's self is achieved by combining physical therapy concepts with a personal yoga practice.
Let me help you find inner peace and physical healing. Call or email to schedule a session today!