Power of Hand Mudras
Written by Dr. Minakshi Welukar.
Hand mudras, centres of energy, have a significant role in health and fitness of a body. Regular practice of hand mudras brings physical health and peace of mind and hence a great way for improving body strength.
Mudras, symbolic gestures, are practiced back in Hinduism and Buddhism. When mudras are used in pranayama, they stimulates different body organs, glands and nerves and create new energy. A research published in the National Academy of Sciences has shown that hand gestures and spoken language stimulate the same region in the brain. These show brain regions have an important role in interpretation of symbolic gestures and give proper signals to the body organs.
Yogic mudras awaken the Kundalini power, cure different ailments and restore body systems. Hand mudras are great help in relieving lethargy as well as improving psychological problems.
Gyan mudra is the mudra of knowledge. It is an ancient technique practiced by yogis to attain peace of mind. You gently press the tip of your thumb to the tip of your index finger, keeping your other 3 fingers in an upright and relaxed position. The tip of your thumb has centers for pituitary and other endocrine glands. So the pressing of a thumb tip activates them.
Gyan mudra helps to sharpen your memory, improves your mental focus, concentration and spiritual feeling. Furthermore, this mudra deals with sleep problems, anxiety, hysteria and depressive symptoms.
Pran mudra, or a mudra of life, creates energy within the body and improves strength and immunity to promote a better quality of life. Bring the points of your little and ring finger in contact with the tip of your thumb, while keeping the other two fingers in a straight position.
Pran mudra also has benefits to improve vision.
Apan Vayu Mudra
Apan vayu mudra, also called as Mritsanjeevini mudra or mudra of the heart, is a first aid step in heart attack. Touch the hillock of your thumb with your middle and ring finger while index finger is touching the base of thumb, keeping your little finger in erect position.
This mudra improves heart circulation and relieves pain of angina, which is a heart disease due to poor blood circulation in your heart.
Prithvi Mudra is also called the mudra of the earth. It activates your body and reduces physical weaknesses. Touching the tip of your ring finger to the tip of your thumb, while stretching out your other 3 fingers is how it's done.
Prithvi mudra is known to improve skin complexion, brittle nails, hair loss, premature graying hair, chronic fatigue and any inflammatory diseases.
Linga mudra practices interlocking your fingers together and keeping left thumb in upright position. Upright thumb must be encircled by thumb and index finger of right hand.
Linga mudra produces heat in your body and strengthens your immune system. It creates heat and destroys sputum from chest, hence suitable for those suffering from repeated colds and coughs.
Experts advices drinking ample amount of water and eating ghee to balance excess heat produced with mudra.
Shunya mudra can quickly heal earaches if held for a long period of time. Touch the middle finger to the palm of your hand, and press it with your thumb in a padding manner. Shunya mudra is effective for any ear, nose or throat problems. This mudra assists in listening and speech and cures any numbness in any part of your body.
Varuna Mudra balances the water element in your body. It enhances your physical beauty. You touch the tip of your little finger and thumb together, while your other fingers are straight. Varuna mudra is great for low blood pressure, asthma, cold and cough symptoms, and sinus congestion.
Regular practice of this mudra restores moisture in dry skin, removes impurities from your blood and keeps you beautiful.
- Yoga Hand Mudras Video
- VIDEO - Hand mudras are symbolic gestures that are used to stimulate different body organs, glands and nerves to create new energy. Regular practice of hand mudras brings physical health and peace of mind.
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