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The asana of the day is Bhramari Pranayama also known as the Humming bee breathing technique. It is very effective breathing exercise to instantly calm your mind. Bhramari Pranayama helps to release your mind of agitation, frustration or anxiety and anger. This breathing exercise helps you to de-stress yourself. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also took to Twitter to share about Bhramari Pranayama as part of the International Yoda Day celebration. Modi tweeted, “Here is more about Bhramari Pranayama, its benefits and why you must practice it. #YogaDay” and shared a video about the same. Also Read - Maharashtra Rains: Red Alert for Six Rain-Hit Districts, Extremely Heavy Showers Expected; NDRF Deployed
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1. Sit in a quiet and well ventilated corner and close your eyes.
2. Place your index fingers on your ears right at the cartilage.
3. Breathe in and while breathing out press the cartilage with your fingers. Keep the cartilage pressed while making a loud humming sound like a bee.
4. Breathe in again and out and continue the same pattern for around 6-7 times.
Benefits of Bhramari Pranayama:
Practicing Bhramari pranayama gives you instant way to relieve tension, anger and anxiety. People suffering from hypertension should practice this breathing technique as it calms down the agitated mind. It helps mitigate migraines. It is also effective as it improves concentration and memory and builds confidence. Bhramari Pranayama also helps in reducing blood pressure.