Bhramari Pranayama (Simple Humming) – A simple lifestyle intervention to reduce heart rate, enhance the lung function and immunity (by Gunjan Y Trivedi, Dr Banshi Saboo)

Bhramari Pranayama (Simple Humming) is core to many practices we teach and promote and hence it is a pleasure to see all the scientific benefits captured and published in a scientific journal.  Please see the link below for the full-text file. Bhramari Pranayama (Simple Humming) is also core to the SEE Protocol for Self-Hypnosis that we cover in Module 1 – The Journey Within. 

We continue to do more research in this area and if you wish to enhance your existing practice, you can see the videos on this page.  It explains how to leverage Bhramari Pranayama (Simple Humming) as a lifestyle intervention and discusses the nuances of the practice.

The article link on the journal page is available HERE.


Individuals with chronic diseases have a higher risk of infection and show lung function impairment. Poor lifestyle choices such as physical inactivity, poor diet, stress, excess tobacco, and alcohol, and sleep disruption increase the risk of chronic inflammation and immune impairment but the evidence does not quantify the specific risk factor(s) and their correlation with the immune system impairment. COVID-19 related uncertainty has created a more urgent need to understand the need to identify interventions that could help in managing the risk factors, especially for healthy individuals who are at a higher risk of infection and/or immune system impairment. The role of three parameters, the Resting Heart Rate (HR), increased Heart Rate Variability (HRV), and lung function is considered as risk factors for systemic inflammation and chronic diseases. The evidence on Bhramari Pranayama is presented for possible lifestyle interventions to reduce the risk of infection, increase lung function, enhance autonomic function, and improve sleep quality in healthy individuals.

Keywords: Bhramari Pranayama (Simple Humming); Heart rate variability (HRV); Immune function; Lifestyle; Nitric oxide; Resting heart rate (resting HR).