Bansuri is an Indian wind musical instrument, a type of transverse
Particularly common in Northern India. Bansuri is made from a separate hollow stalk of bamboo with six or seven holes.
There are two types of tools: transverse and longitudinal. The longitudinal is usually used in folk music and is kept by the lips like a whistle when playing. The transverse variety is most commonly used in Indian classical music. Read more …
The Bansuri flute is suitable for 99% of the population of any age, embodies numerous pranayama exercises, exercises for concentration development and develops sensual perception, which is so lacking in the modern world.
FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF PHYSIOLOGY PRACTICE WITH BANSURI PROVIDES:
—Improvement of mobility of the joint apparatus of the thorax and strengthening of the corset of the spine and neck muscles;
—Improvment the state of the respiratory muscles (increasing its strength to increase the vital capacity of the lungs and increasing the capacity for prolonged isometric contraction during the practice of kumbhak-respiratory inhibitions);
—Improvement of the condition of the lungs — patency of the bronchial tree, opening of the alveolar apparatus;
—Activation of the circulatory system, primarily the capillary link, which performs gas exchange in the lungs and tissues;
—Improvement of the condition of contiguous systems affecting the work of external respiration (digestion).
Unlike the exercises of classical Pranayama, some breathing exercises with Bansuri are combined with a concentration of attention on sound. In this case, the sound on the flute must be played in unison with the sound reproduced by a special free application «Tanpura» (AppStore or PlayMarket). The Bansuri flute is arranged in such a way that the tonality of the sound is regulated by the angle of the fingers’ tilt above the holes and thus exact perception and reproduction of sound is required, which in turn develops hearing, micromotorics and sensitivity of the fingers. As a result of regular exercises, acoustic attention is also developing.
From the point of view of yoga, a constant concentration on sound leads to spiritual development — see Nada-yoga.
Improving micromotorics and finger sensitivity affects the development of the brain departments responsible for speech and communication. Also, there is active synchronization of the left and right hemispheres, which contributes to the harmonization of the mental and emotional spheres.
Playing the flute sounds (Do-Re-Mi-Fa-Sol-La-Ci-Re-Do) and Alankara special exercises using various Metronome rhythms or a special application — Tabla develops a sense of rhythm, intuition and ability to live in harmony with the surrounding Peace.
Also, regular exercises on Bansuri using a metronome contribute to the removal of unnecessary stress in the body and, in general, the relaxation of deep physical muscles.
In general, due to breathing, concentration on sound and rhythm, the cardinal development of the respiratory and nervous systems takes place.
From the point of view of eastern metaphysical systems, the wind instruments are related to the elements of air that correspond to the heart center. Flute Bansuri, its purpose is to directly reveal the sensory perception of a person and return to his divine essence.