Definition - What does Bhramara Mudra mean?
Bhramara Mudra is a sacred hand gesture or 'seal,' used during yoga or meditation practice as a means of directing the flow of energy. Sanskrit for "bee," bhramara is an Indian dance after which this mudra is named. Bhramara mudra is primarily used to protect against allergies and treat the symptoms of allergic reactions.
Follow these steps to practice bhramara mudra:
- Find a stable sitting posture and rest your hands on your thighs with palms facing up.
- On both hands, place your index finger in the fold of your thumb.
- Place the tip of your thumb on the side of your middle fingernail.
- Extend your ring and little fingers.
- Hold this position of the hands and focus on deep, steady breaths.
Yogapedia explains Bhramara Mudra
Bhramara mudra can help to ease the symptoms of respiratory conditions, such as bronchitis and asthma, by easing congestion in the lungs and sinuses. With regular practice, bhramara mudra can strengthen and bolster the immune system, which is often weakened as a result of such conditions.
This mudra should be practiced for at least seven minutes, up to four times a day. With practice, you can increase the time to twenty minutes, up to eight times a day.
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