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MUDRAS

A Mudra (Sanskrit word meaning sign or seal) is a gesture or position, usually of the hands, that locks and guides energy flow and reflexes to the brain. By curling, crossing, stretching and touching the fingers and hands, we can "talk" to the body and mind as each area of the hand corresponds to a certain part of the mind or body. From the little finger to the thumb: each finger represents earth, metal, fire, wood, and water, respectively. The entire universe lies within your ten fingers and it is also said that there is an infinite number of Mudras even though we only have 10 fingers. Mudras can be used both for meditation and/or healing. HOW TO DO A MUDRA

Mudras are easy to do and when used with Reiki you can usually feel the energy flow strongly. Start each Mudra session by "washing" your hands (rub your hands against each other about 10 times, hold hands before your Navel Chakra) this will help energy to flow in your hands. If you have Reiki II you can draw the Power symbol and the Mental/Emotional symbol over your hands (or any other symbol that you prefer). Sit with your back straight, either with legs crossed or on a straight backed chair. Put your fingers together as described in the Mudras below. In each Mudra, exert enough pressure to feel the flow of energy but not enough to whiten fingertips. General Guidelines for Mudra Practicing

One should practice mudras in sitting postures either in meditation pose or sitting on chair keeping the back straight. One should not practice Mudra full stomach. One should discontinue the Mudra in case of uneasiness or pain in any part of the body. It is important to know the benefits & contraindications of the Mudra before you adopt it. It is very important to press the right points when taking the hand in Mudra. For e.g. in Gyan Mudra one should press the thumb with the index finger at the point when pulsation like the heartbeat is felt and in case of Varun Mudra press the triangular tip of the little finger with the triangular tip of the thumb (as shown in fig.). If pressed near the nail it lead to dehydration else it helps in balancing and activating the water element in the body. For optimum benefits practice Mudra with both hands. It is important to be regular and consistent in practicing to yield permanent results . Do not continue practicing the same Mudra after achieving results. One should practice spiritual & healing mudras for 45 minutes to have victory over the Mudra or one may practice in many times a day prolonging the time period of holding every time. Heart disease has been dubbed as a life-style disease which occurs especially in city people, who (due to lack of time as well as will power) do not exercise at all, do no physical work, eat junk food very often, sleep very late at night, eat dinner also very late-often after 9 or 10 p.m., eat very heavily at night and then go to sleep.Lakhs of people are suffering from heart disease these days. In people aged 50 years, it has become very common, but even in younger ages of 25 years onwards especially among males, the prevalence of heart problems is rapidly increasing. The commonest heart problem is hypertension (called high B.P. in common parlance) and raised blood cholesterol levels. Almost one third to one half of the urban male population in urban areas, particularly in metro cities suffer from these twin problems. And as age advances, blood pressure and cholesterol levels rise, leading to arteriosclerosis (hardening of arteries) and to sudden heart attacks. Women are naturally protected from heart disease during pre-menopausal age due to their estrogen hormone, but once they cross menopause age, the estrogen levels drop very sharply which deprives them from natural protection, and they also become prone to heart ailments. Nevertheless, heart attack is a pre-dominantly male disease. And when it occurs in age-groups upto age 60 to 65, it leaves a bitter tale behind.

Heart attack comes suddenly without any warning, though symptoms of heart disease start appearing much earlier. Suddenly, there is severe pain in chest, sweating and pain in left arm; blood supply to heart is obstructed by a clot, and life is in danger. Any delay in medical response to heart attack increases the risk of death very sharply. Unfortunately, in a majority of cases the attack comes in morning-particularly during 2 to 6 am, when the whole world is asleep. Doctors are also sleeping at that time. And the patient has to be rushed to hospital. Suddenly, there is panic all around. Doctors advise that in case of heart attack a Sorbitrate tablet should be placed below the tongue of the patient before rushing him to the hospital, so as to avoid damage to the heart muscles. And even then, the patient must be rushed to hospital in shortest possible time. Heart disease has been dubbed as a life-style disease which occurs especially in city people, who (due to lack of time as well as will power) do not exercise at all, do no physical work, eat junk food very often, sleep very late at night, eat dinner also very late-often after 9 or 10 pm, eat very heavily at night and then go to sleep. Since, it is a life style disease, it can obviously be regressed if we start caring for our life style. But, alas, the modern young generation, though aware of the harmful effects of a sedentary life style and eating of junk food and also aware of health benefits of exercise, does not care. They have no time to exercise, to eat properly and are subjected to anxiety and pressure all the time. Given this situation, I am suggesting a Very Easy and Sure Way, firstly to keep your blood pressure and cholesterol under check, and secondly, to avoid complications like heart attack. In Yoga, we have developed a number of Mudras to avoid various diseases and to mitigate their effects. These Mudras are made by manipulating the fingers of our hands. They have wonderful effect on body and mind. I am describing here Apan Vayu Mudra, which mitigates heart disease, and is highly effective even in case of heart attack. This Mudra can be made in this manner fold the index finger of your hand, and press it to the base of the thumb. Next, touch the finger tips of the middle finger and the ring finger together with the tip of the thumb, and keep the little finger straight. Mudra has to be made by both the hands. Its effect is magical in case of heart attack; it works like a Sorbitrate tablet, and serves better than even a powerful injection. It will not cause damage to the heart, and one can safely go to a hospital in this Mudra, without any panic.

Benefits of Apan vayu mudra :

If done regularly for 45 minutes daily in three stretches of 15 minutes each in morning, afternoon and evening, it is capable of solving many problems of heart disease. When air element increases in the body, it causes constriction of heart arteries; they become hard and narrow. Doing this Mudra will relieve arteriosclerosis of the heart, and thus strengthens the heart muscles and remove blockages in arteries. It relieves angina immediately; It normalizes blood pressure and thus saves us from both high as well as low blood pressure, as it stimulates the circulatory system. In case of palpitations or weak pulse, this Mudra will normalize the pulse rate immediately. It also reduces nervousness, as it quietens / calms the nervous system. It helps in relieving acidity, gas formation, eructation, belching, and strengthens the digestive system. It solves all diseases of the intestines, colic, colitis, etc; It is highly effective in respiratory diseases like asthma. This Mudra, by cleansing the blood circulatory system, helps the lungs also in their functioning. People who suffer from difficult breathing while climbing stairs or walking fast should do this Mudra for about 10 minutes before climbing stairs; they will feel much better. Similarly, people suffering from osteoarthritis and pain in knees can do this Mudra for 10 minutes before climbing upstairs; they will feel relieved of pain. It is also highly effective in curing migraine. Migraine or headache is primarily due to weak digestion or excited nerves. As already mentioned, this Mudra quietens the nervous system and strengthens digestive system; thus, leaving no cause for migraine. By soothing the nervous system, it induces sleep and cures insomnia. The Mudra relieves toothache also; and cures hiccough. In Indian culture, a sudden blinking of left eye in males and right eye in females is considered inauspicious. Apan Vayu Mudra will stop unwanted blinking of eyes.

According to Ayurveda, any imbalance in the three doshas Vata, Pitta and Kafa causes diseases. Apan Vayu Mudra restores balance in these three doshas. Apan Vayu Mudra stimulates and strengthens the blood circulatory system digestive system, respiratory system, excretory system and the nervous system. It removes all negative emotions from the mind, and all negative pressure of the body. It is helpful in arthritis also It is also helpful in polio cases. Apan Vayu Mudra is thus a very helpful mudra in our daily lives and also in emergencies like heart attack. It should be practiced for 45 minutes a day in 3 phases of 15 minutes each. If practiced regularly over a long period of time, it is capable of curing all heart ailments. SYMPTOMS OF HEART ATTACK

Before I conclude, I must tell you about the symptoms of heart attack, because, more often than not, we do not know what are the symptoms of a heart attack. The heart is in the centre of the chest, not in the left, as we usually believe. The most common symptom of a heart attack is discomfort in the centre. This is not normally a sharp pain, but a sense of pressure, fullness, squeezing or aching. It is caused by a lack of oxygen in the heart muscle, and may be mild, moderate or severe. The discomfort may or may not radiate through the whole chest. It may subside in a few minutes or a few hours. It can return hours, days or weeks later. Do Not Be Falsely Reassured by temporary stopping of pain. Discomfort may extend into one or both arms, or may appear in arms alone and not in the chest. Chest pain will not be aggravated by raising your arms. If it is aggravated in this way, it is not heart attack. Pain may radiate to neck and jaws on one or both sides and in front or back. Turning the head or bending the neck will not aggravate chest pain; if it aggravates, it is not heart attack- it may be cervical pain. Pain or discomfort may not occur in chest; it may occur in upper abdomen below the diaphragm; it may be fullness or pressure and is often mistaken for indigestion or acidity. It usually spreads to ribs of the lower chest. Nausea and vomiting may also occur with this pain. Pain may also occur in the back located, nor in lumbar region, or cervical region, but between the shoulder blades; often mistaken for pressure from over-exertion. Thus, pain can occur only in the chest, or only between shoulder blades or only in the arms or in the upper abdomen or may occur simultaneously in all these areas or may occur in various combinations. Shortness of breath, suffocation or cold sweating may occur with heart pain or may not. Pain in the left side centering around nipple is generally not a sign of heart attack. Whether it is heart attack or not (i.e. you are not sure what is happening), do Apan Vayu Mudra immediately; it will relieve pain and other symptoms immediately. As already mentioned, this Mudra will ameliorate not only heart pain but also gastric pain, acidity, heart burn, dyspoena (shortness of breathing with pain), headache, rapid palpitation of heart, etc, and it will not cause any side effects or

other complications. Even a perfectly healthy person can do this Mudra, without any side effects. Also remember, heart pain is usually worse by lying down. So, if you get chest pain or heart attack, do not lie down, just sit up. Very often, we just suffer a momentary stab-like pain in the chest for a few seconds only. This may also be an heart attack and we may suffer such minor heart attack, very often, without being aware of it. To avoid such condition, we must adopt a healthy life-style- take meals on time; take dinner always before 8 p.m., take home cooked food; avoid heavy dinner, go for a walk regularly or do yogasanas or pranayam as suggested by a Yoga teacher. Prevention is always better than cure. But, if you have any problem with your heart, do Apan Vayu Mudra daily till your heart functions normally.

MUDRA CONCEPT Our body is made up of five elements namely, Fire, Air, Space, Earth and Water. In logic parlance, they are Agni, Vayu, Akash, Prithvi and Jal. The five fingers of our hands represent these five elements. The thumb indicates fire, index finger denotes air, middle finger denotes space, the ring finger denotes earth, and the little finger denotes water. Yoga believes that as long as these five elements are balanced, they create harmony and health. Any imbalance in these five elements leads to disease. For exampleincrease of fire element in body will increase heat in body, increase in air element leads various pains in body, increase of space will lead to many ear problems, increase in cholesteorol, etc-while increase in water element creates as cites (i.e. fills our body parts with water and bloats them). Similarly, any decrease in these elements will lead to other kind of diseases. By using these five fingers in many possible ways, we can restore the balance between these five elements and can thus keep ourselves disease free. When we do Apan Vayu Mudra, we have done four things. By folding the index finger, we have reduced air element which immediately relieves pain in the heart. By touching the finger tips of thumb, middle finger and ring fingers, we have increased fire element (heat), space and earth elements. By increasing heat in the body, the impurities in the blood are being removed, by increasing space element, we supply more oxygen to heart arteries, and by increasing earth element, we have increased the muscle power of the heart. That is, by a very simple manipulation of our fingers, we have simultaneously made a fourpronged mechanism to save from the rigours of a heart attack. The patient can easily be transported to a hospital, without causing any damage to heart.

TYPES OF MUDRA

General mudra:

1. Pran Vaayu Mudra

How & when: One should sit in Sukhasan or Padmasana.This Mudra is formed by joining the tip of the little (Anamika) finger and the tip of the ring finger with the tip of the thumb & the other two fingers are kept straight. It can be done by both the hands at the same time. Rest the hands on the knees by keeping the elbow straight. It should be done empty stomach preferably. To derive benefits out of it one must do it for a total of 45 minutes in 24 hours. It may be done in more than 2 breaks by keeping the Mudra intact for at least 10 minutes at a point of time. Benefits:

a) It acts like a store house of prana or energy ants so also called the Glorious Mudra b) It is highly recommended in case of poor, blurred vision, locked pupils. c) It enhances the absorption of vital nutrients and vitamins from the diet, boosting the energy levels of the body. d) It also increases the confidence level.

2. Apana Vaayu or Mritsanjeevani Mudra

How & when: One should sit in Padmasan or Sukhasan and perform this Mudra empty stomach. To form this Mudra fold the first or the pointing finger at the base of the thumb and join the tips of middle and ring finger with the thumb pressing the first finger with the thumb simultaneously. Rest the hands on the knees keeping the elbow straight. Keep the little finger straight. Perform it with both hands to receive more benefit. It should be done for 45 mts daily. Benefits:

a) The regular practice of this Mudra helps prevent heart attacks and also their recurrence. b) It is an antidote to heart attack and acts like a savior in case. This is the reason it is called Mritsanjeevani Mudra mean one which brings back life out of death. It works like a miracle if practiced by the person experiencing the attack. c) It also helps in cases of palpitation, depression, slow heart beat, heart sinking feeling, angina etc. d) As the name suggests it is a combination of Apana Mudra and Vaayu Mudra. It also balances and tri doshas in the body: vata, pitta and kapha. It also rekindles the digestive fire and increases the lung capacity.

3. Samaan Vaayu Mudra

How & When: Sitting comfortably on Sukhasan one may perform this Mudra at the time of eating food. It is done by joining the entire finger tips with thumb tip to balance the Samaan Vaayu in the body. One may perform it for 10-15 minutes otherwise daily before or after meals. Benefits:

a) Helps in digesting the food properly b) Reduces the formation of gases and acids in the body. c) Balances the Panch Vaayu. d) Cures the liver dysfunction.

4. Udaan Vaayu Mudra

How & When: Join the tips of forefinger, middle and ring finger with the tip of thumb, while the little finger is separate. This forms the Udaan Mudra. One must perform this Mudra in a seated pose whether on chair or on ground.. Benefits:

a) Develops the flow of energy and Chetna (alertness) in all the parts of body. This is one of the main functions of this Mudra. b) Cures many kinds of problems of the chest and navel area. c) A person who thinks he is weak, by practice of this Mudra can generate new vitality in his body. d) Practice of this Mudra helps in developing the natural glow of the skin; and also overcomes various other skin problems. e) If the power of speech has been lost or has become defective, this Mudra will help a lot.

5. Apana Mudra

How & When: Sitting comfortably in Sukhasan or on chair perform this Mudra by joining the tip of middle two fingers i.e. longest finger and the ring finger with the thumb by keeping the rest of the two fingers straight. Perform it empty stomach and keep the Mudra for a total for 45 minutes in a day at a stretch or in breaks. One can perform this Mudra in combination with other mudras like Apana Vaayu Mudra. Benefits:

a) For the purification of the body to release the negative pressure. b) Excellent for purifying the blood and also beneficial in case of scanty flow during menstruation. c) Helps release all the excess and unwanted fluid out of the body like water retention and urine retention.

d) Helps increasing the sweating in case of blockage of pores of skin or hypo activity of sweat glands. e) Should not be practiced during diarrhea and vomiting. f) It will not help much in prostrate gland and kidney stones. g) It is also excellent in charging the body with prana

6. Vyayan Vaayu Mudra

How & When: Sit comfortably in Sukhasan or on chair with back straight and join the tip of the index and the middle finger with the tip of the thumb, keeping the other two fingers straight for 20-30 minutes, three times daily, after regular interval of time say a break of 6-8 hours. It should be done empty stomach daily till one receives the results, with both hands. Benefits:

a) Normalizes high blood pressure or hypertension. b) Relaxes the mental nerves and calms the mind. c) Regularizes the thrust of water along with a proper diet. d) Strengthens the whole nervous system and veins in such way that they become healthy and an actual bliss of mind and heart is achieved. e) It helps the mind by blessing it with new energy, making it so fertile that a new way of thinking is achieved. f) It helps in eyesight problems, and if this Mudra is performed with the Pran Mudra then the improvement is very fast. g) If the heat energy decreases in the body and the person becomes senseless, practice of this Mudra helps regain that lost vital energy. h) This Mudra is totally harmless, and can be performed with all mudras.

PANCHATTVA MUDRA

1. Vaayu Mudra

How & When: One can perform this Mudra in any pose sitting, standing, lying down or walking. To do, fold the index finger at the base of the thumb and press the back of second phalange with the thumb. Keep the other three fingers as straight as possible. One can perform it any time of the day irrespective of empty or full stomach. Caution: The only caution is this Mudra works in peaks and valleys. So, care should be taken to release the Mudra at once after being helped though it. Benefits:

a) Releases extra wind form the stomach and the body thereby taking care of pains and aches as a first aid. b) Helps in rheumatic pains. Gout, paralysis, Parkinsons disease, chest pains etc or any pain the reason for which is excess wind in the system or in other words is due to imbalance of air element.

2. Agni Mudra

How & When: One should practice this Mudra empty stomach by folding the ring finger at the base of thumb and pressing it with the thumb at the second phalange. Keep the rest of the three fingers straight and perform it in sitting position only. Keep it for at least 15 minutes at a stretch and 2-3 times daily to observe the results. One must discontinue performing this mudra in case of acidity, heart burn, indigestion.. Caution: One must not perform it full stomach, only perform it empty stomach. Benefits:

a) Helps dissolving extra fat of the body by balancing the metabolic rate, prevents and controls obesity. b) Burns the excess phlegm. c) Compensates for sluggish digestion. d) Helps to increase body strength. e) Reduces tension f) Very effective in reducing increased cholesterol levels g) Provides heat and energy to the body, so excellent to do in winters. h) Decreases earth element in the body.

3. Prithivi Mudra

How & When: Touch the tip of the thumb and the tip of the ring finger together, keeping the rest of the three fingers straight. Make sure you do not force the fingers to be straight, only try to keep them so. This Mudra is preferably done in the morning, but could be done any time of the day otherwise and for any duration. This Mudra is required to be done when one feels lack of energy, enthusiasm and motivation in life. All seems dull and lifeless. One may perform this Mudra with both the hands by sitting in Sukhasan or Padmasan, and keeping the back of the palms on the knee, keeping the elbows straight. Benefits:

a) Helps boost the blood circulation in the body. b) Increases tolerance and patience. c) Helps in meditation. d) Since this Mudra is an association of the earth element with the powerful Sun, it brings solidity to the body. e) It also helps the person to gain weight in case of weak and lean bodies. f) Helps to restore the balance of the body, when required i.e. restore body equilibrium. g) It wards off the weakness, fatigue, dullness and invokes prana in the body. h) It also brings and adds to the aura or the halo and also brightness to it. i) It also activates the thinking power and helps to broaden the orthodox/ conservative thinking pattern. j) It compensates the lack of Rajasic Gunas.

4. Varun Mudra

How & When: One may perform this Mudra any time of the day by joining the little finger tip with the tip of the thumb, keeping the rest of the three fingers straight. One may perform this Mudra in sitting, lying down or standing pose. Though, the best pose is still the sitting cross legged pose. Caution: Make sure you do not press the tip of the little finger near the nail as it causes dehydration rather than moisturizing the system. Benefits:

a) As the name suggests, this Mudra is an association of water element with the fire, Varun is the name of Water God The Indra, so it balances the water element in the body. b) Since it moisturizes the body, it is also a thirst quenching Mudra which activates the salivary glands ooze out saliva. c) It is a Mudra for relieving dehydration and stomach infection. d) It activates the kidney malfunctioning and promotes urination. e) It activates the fluid circulation in the body. f) It is excellent for skin disorders, wrinkles, skin infections, skin dryness etc. g) It purifies the blood and takes care of many blood disorders. h) It brings lots of lustier and glows to the body and especially face. i) It compensates for the shortage of water in body. j) Helps release constipation.

5. Aakash Mudra / Vyom Mudra

How & When: Join the tip of the middle finger with the tip of the thumb, keeping the rest of the three fingers straight. One may perform this Mudra anytime of the day for any duration. The best time for practicing this Mudra is either morning time by sitting in Sukhasan or Padmasan. One must try to keep this Mudra intact for 45 minutes, though one may start with a shorter time period as per convenience and capacity. Benefits:

a) As the name suggests this Mudra is a combination of ether element with the sun and thus come the powers to any ailment pertaining to sound. It is excellent to increase the sensitivity to hear sounds. Thus for those hard of hearing it is a boon in combination with Shoonya Mudra. b) This Mudra activates the calcium and phosphorus absorption form the diet and also their formation, which makes it a very good Mudra which those having weakness of bone like osteoporosis. c) Due to its inherent quality to release tensions, keeping the mind calm and serene it is also used during meditation, to calm the mind. d) This Mudra is very successful in taking care of the lockjaw experienced at times during yawning or during mental tension or over exertion. e) Practicing this Mudra regularly calms and clarifies the thought process.

LING MUDRA/ ANGUSHTHA MUDRA

How & When: Perform this Mudra by interlocking the fingers of both the hands in such way so that the little finger of the left hand is the down most and the right hand thumb stands straight up, envelope the right hand thumb with the left hand index finger and thumb to join the tips at the back of the right hand palm. Hold the palms together tightly. One should perform this Mudra by keeping the back straight either in Padmasan or Sukhasan. One may also sit on the chair in case of difficulties. Hold the hands in front of the chest with hands exerting a little pressure against each other. One may perform this Mudra as a therapy daily for time duration one feels comfortable. One should not perform it full stomach. Caution: One must discontinue the Mudra in case of dizziness, uneasiness or nausea. People with acidity must observe the reaction and if feels more heart burning, they should discontinue doing it. One must not practice this Mudra any longer after you get the result you are seeking. . Benefits:

a) It is an excellent Mudra to break the phlegm and relieve a person of frequent coughs and colds. b) It also works great when the temperature suddenly falls down and one shivers of cold. Practicing this Mudra will generate heat in the body and will provide the necessary warmth. c) It also relieves the bronchial spasms and calms down the breath. d) It is also fruitful if practiced by person suffering from bronchitis, lung cancer or asthma. e) It activates the digestive fire by activating the AGNI which in turn boosts the metabolic rate of the body in case of sluggish digestion. f) It also helps in case of low blood pressure and mild paralytic attack, sinusitis etc.

GIRIVAR MUDRA

Benefits:

a) It helps in relieving the urine retention. b) It allows the easy passing of the urine. c) It also helps on the purification of body of the toxic fluids.

SURBHI MUDRA/ DHENU MUDRA

How & When: For performing this Mudra, Face both hands to each other and join the finger tips together, leaving thethumbs free as few inches apart. Now join the index finger of the right hand with the middle finger of the left hand and similarly index finger of the left hand with the middle finger of the right hand. Now join the ring finger of the left hand to the little finger of the right hand and vice a versa. When one points the fingers down in such a Mudra it looks like the udders of a cow and so is the name. One can perform this Mudra anytime of the day avoiding just after the meals. One must perform this Mudra at least for 5 minutes to start benefiting out of it and slowly increase the duration form 5

minutes to 45 minutes. If this seems to be not possible then one may do it in 3 sittings of 15 minutes each. One must perform this Mudra and its variations in Sukhasan, Vajrasana or Utkatasana (sitting on the toe tips on a chair position) 1) Vaayu Surbhi Mudra To form this Mudra one must first form the basic Surbhi Mudra and then join the tip of right hand thumb to the root of the right hand index finger and the tip of the left hand thumb to the root of the left hand index finger. This Mudra helps relieving the wind related ailments and also balances the Air element in the system. 2) Shoonya Surbhi Mudra To form this Mudra one must first form the basic Surbhi Mudra and then join the tip of right hand thumb to the root of the right hand middle finger and the tip of the left hand thumb to the root of the left hand middle finger. This Mudra not only balances the ethereal element but also bestows the practitioner with the miraculous power to hear the unheard or to be able to hear the sounds not audible to the commons. It helps the sadhaka to hear the Anahata sounds. An atmosphere of tranquility is naturally created to the sadhaka to enjoy and reap the benefits of sadhna. 3) Prithivi Surbhi Mudra To form this Mudra one must first form the basic Surbhi Mudra and then join the tip of right hand thumb to the root of the right hand ring finger and the tip of the left hand thumb to the root of the left hand ring finger. The Prithivi Mudra alleviates diseases related to abdomen even the chronic digestion related ailments and keeps the digestive system in order. This Mudra makes the body powerful and removes inertia thereby imparting energy and vitality. 4) Jal Surbhi Mudra To form this Mudra one must first form the basic Surbhi Mudra and then join the tip of right hand thumb to the root of the right hand little finger and the tip of the left hand thumb to the root of the left hand little finger. This Mudra helps in making kidneys healthy and it rectifies urinary disorders by rectifying all diseases related to bile and assists in easy passing of urine. It is useful for persons with bilious temperament and also helps to relieve constipation and also increases appetite.

SHANKH MUDRA/CONCH/SHELL MUDRA

How & When: To perform this Mudra fist the thumb of the left hand by keeping it at the centre of the palm of the right hand with the fingers and then join the thumb of the right hand with the remaining fingers of the left hand at the tips. Thus it forms the shape of a conch or shankha. This Mudra can be performed any time of the day except after the meals. One can perform this Mudra in Sukhasan or Vajrasana and should perform for at least 10 minutes at a stretch to gain the benefit out of it. Slowly increase the time limit to 45 minutes. One can also perform it in 3 sittings of 15 minutes each. Caution: One must not perform it full stomach, only perform it empty stomach. Benefits:

a) Removes speech disorders like stammering and stuttering. Gives sweetness to voice and renders it an attractive quality. b) Disorders related to tonsil and throat gets removed. It also balances the thyroid gland thereby bringing hormonal balance. c) It keeps navel center in order, making person healthy and thus affect to keep the nervous system healthy and active. d) Alleviates abdomen disorders. Improves the digestive system. Precautions: If during the practice of this Mudra one starts getting weaker or fatter day by day then one must avoid its practice as this Mudra affect the thyroid glands and due to unreasonable practice of this Mudra may hypo or hyper activate the thyroid glands.

MEAO MUDRA

How & When: To perform this Mudra make a fist with both the hands, fingers really digging into the center of the palm.Now open up the index, little finger and the thumb, keeping them reasonably straight. Rest the hands on the knee facing up by keeping the elbow straight. One must perform this Mudra in Sukhasan or Padmasan. One can also sit on the chair in case of uneasiness or discomfort. One should perform this Mudra daily at regular basis for at least 30 minutes. One may choose to complete this time period in 3 sittings of 10 minutes each. But preferably reach the phase where you ma practice it uninterrupted for 30 minutes. Benefits:

The basic benefit of this Mudra is to bring a balance of high and low blood pressure i.e. to maintain an optimum blood pressure.

SHOONYA MUDRA

How & When: To perform this Mudra fold the middle finger at the sun mount below the thumb and then press the second phalange (joint) of this finger with the thumb. Keep the rest of the three fingers straight. Perform it with both the hands and rest them on the knee facing up for at least 15-20 minutes

at a stretch. One must perform this Mudra daily for at least 45 minutes at regular intervals. One may sit in Sukhasan or Padmasan or also sitting with straight back on chair (seniors). Caution: One must not perform it full stomach, only perform it empty stomach. Benefits:

a) One of the most important benefits of this Mudra is in relieving ear ache. Almost any kind of earache can be easily relieved by performing this Mudra for 2-5 minutes. b) This Mudra helps in neutralizing the air pressure which builds up during the flight in ears. It also relieves the uneasiness, pain, dizziness related to travel in air. One can continue doing it as long as one feels uncomfortable or at least during take off and landing. c) This Mudra is considered almost a sure shot answer to the hard of hearing or deafness. One may achieve results in couple of months of regular practice and must discontinue performing it after achieving desired results.

Spiritual or Meditative Mudra

1. Gyan Mudra

How & When: The most important and most known Spiritual Mudra is Gyan Mudra. Even a layman is well versed with this hand gesture adopted by even Gods and Gurus like Buddha, Christ, Guru Nanak Dev ji, and Swami Mahavirji etc. There are many variations of this Mudra as will be discussed later in this part.

To perform this Mudra one joins the tip of the index finger with the tip of the thumb of the same hand, keeping the rest of the three fingers straight. The hand is then kept on the knee facing up with elbows straight and body seated in Sukhasan, Padmasan, and Vajrasan or may be on chair with straight back. One can keep this Mudra for as long as comfortable and possible. One can perform this Mudra as any point of time. There are no diet restrictions for this Mudra. One should preferably perform this Mudra while meditating to get maximum benefit out of it. Mornings and evenings are supposed to be the best time for it. Benefits:

a) This Mudra bestows the practitioner with innate wisdom. b) It helps boosting the cell activity in grey matter of brain. c) It helps in meditation and naturally calms down the breath. d) It brings peace within and lets one connect with self. e) It brings the realization of rising beyond Trigunas.

2. Poorna Gyan Mudra How & When: The hand position is the same as Gyan Mudra for this Spiritual Mudra, except for the position of hands. The right hand is kept close to the chest with palm facing forward in Gyan Mudra and the left hand which is also in Gyan Mudra is kept on the left knee with palm facing up. The best time for this Mudra is during meditation. Benefits:

a) This Mudra improves memory to a great extent b) It relaxes the nervous system and calms the irritable temperaments c) The Mudra bestows intelligence and wisdom. This Mudra was generally performed by Seers and Yogis as the time of giving blessings to the disciples and students. d) It causes electrical changes in the electromagnetic activity of the brain leading to increased clarity and understanding e) This Mudra also adds to the Aura and Prana of the practitioner.

3. Cup/Chalice Mudra

How & When: This is a two hand Mudra. To perform this Mudra keep the right hand in the lap facing up and then keep the left hand over the right hand with the thumbs joined together pointing up(one may also do it alternatively by keeping one set of fingers over the other set of fingers facing up and the thumbs joined pointing up ) to form a cup with the hands. The order is to match the yoga asana. You would place the right hand on top of the left hand if the right leg is on top of the left leg and vice-versa. Benefits:

a) This Mudra focuses on helping you balance your right-left energies. It promotes balance of the malefemale energies. b) This Mudra immediately lets u connect to self and also activates and balances the Sacral Chakra and Root Chakra.

4. Abhay Mudra How & When: "Abhay" means "fearless". Abhay Mudra represents protection, courage, and dispelling of fear. It acts like a shield for the practitioner. The Mudra is kept naturally with fingers joint, thumb close to fingers by the side of the head facing forward. One often sees Lord Buddha Meditating in this hand gesture, Benefits:

a) Mind becomes fearless. b) Gives a feeling of courage and strength. c) It gives one the will power to take challenges and face them bravely. d) This Mudra, which initially appears to be a natural gesture, was probably used from prehistoric times

as a sign of good intentions - the hand raised and unarmed proposes friendship, or at least peace; since antiquity, it was a plain way of showing that you meant no harm since you did not carry any weapon

5. Dhyana Mudra

How & When: The Dhyana Mudra is generally performed by both hands. According to tradition, this Mudra derives from the one assumed by the Buddha when meditating under the Peepal tree before his Enlightenment The hands are generally held at the level of the stomach or on the thighs or to be more precise in the lap. The right hand is placed above the left, with the palms facing upwards, and the fingers extended. In some cases the thumbs of the two hands may touch at the tips, thus forming a mystic triangle. The esoteric sects obviously attribute to this triangle a multitude of meanings, the most important being the identification with the mystic fire that consumes all impurities. Benefits:

a) The Dhyana Mudra is the Mudra of meditation and of concentration and of the attainment of spiritual perfection., b) It is generally prescribed to students to increase focusing ability as concentration exercise. It indicates the perfect balance of thought, rest of the senses, and tranquility. c) The Dhyana Mudra helps mortals achieve this transformation.

GIRIVAR MUDRA

Benefits:

a) It helps in relieving the urine retention. b) It allows the easy passing of the urine. c) It also helps on the purification of body of the toxic fluids.

Panchtattva Mudras
1. Vaayu Mudra How & When: One can perform this Mudra in any pose sitting, standing, lying down or

walking. To do, fold the index finger at the base of the thumb and press the back of second phalange with the thumb. Keep the other three fingers as straight as possible. One can perform it any time of the day irrespective of empty or full stomach. Caution: The only caution is this Mudra works in peaks and valleys. So, care should be taken to release the Mudra at once after being helped though it. Benefits:

a) Releases extra wind form the stomach and the body thereby taking care of pains and aches as a first aid. b) Helps in rheumatic pains. Gout, paralysis, Parkinsons disease, chest pains etc or any pain the reason for which is excess wind in the system or in other words is due to imbalance of air element.

2. Agni Mudra How & When: One should practice this Mudra empty stomach by folding the ring finger at the

base of thumb and pressing it with the thumb at the second phalange. Keep the rest of the three fingers straight and perform it in sitting position only. Keep it for at least 15 minutes at a stretch and 2-3 times daily to observe the results. One must discontinue performing this mudra in case of acidity, heart burn, indigestion. Caution: One must not perform it full stomach, only perform it empty stomach. Benefits: a) Helps dissolving extra fat of the body by balancing the metabolic rate, prevents and controls obesity. b) Burns the excess phlegm. c) Compensates for sluggish digestion. d) Helps to increase body strength. e) Reduces tension f) Very effective in reducing increased cholesterol levels g) Provides heat and energy to the body, so excellent to do in winters. h) Decreases earth element in the body. 3. Prithivi Mudra

How & When: Touch the tip of the thumb and the tip of the ring finger together, keeping the rest of the three fingers straight. Make sure you do not force the fingers to be straight, only try to keep them so. This Mudra is preferably done in the morning, but could be done any time of the day otherwise and for any duration. This Mudra is required to be done when one feels lack of energy, enthusiasm and motivation in life. All seems dull and lifeless. One may perform this Mudra with both the hands by sitting in Sukhasan or Padmasan, and keeping the back of the palms on the knee, keeping the elbows straight. Benefits: a) Helps boost the blood circulation in the body. b) Increases tolerance and patience. c) Helps in meditation. d) Since this Mudra is an association of the earth element with the powerful Sun, it brings solidity to the body. e) It also helps the person to gain weight in case of weak and lean bodies. f) Helps to restore the balance of the body, when required i.e. restore body equilibrium. g) It wards off the weakness, fatigue, dullness and invokes prana in the body. h) It also brings and adds to the aura or the halo and also brightness to it. i) It also activates the thinking power and helps to broaden the orthodox/ conservative thinking pattern. j) It compensates the lack of Rajasic Gunas. 4. Varun Mudra How & When: One may perform this Mudra any time of the day by joining the little finger tip

with the tip of the thumb, keeping the rest of the three fingers straight. One may perform this Mudra in sitting, lying down or standing pose. Though, the best pose is still the sitting cross legged pose. Caution: Make sure you do not press the tip of the little finger near the nail as it causes dehydration rather than moisturizing the system. Benefits: a) As the name suggests, this Mudra is an association of water element with the fire, Varun is the name of Water God The Indra, so it balances the water element in the body. b) Since it moisturizes the body, it is also a thirst quenching Mudra which activates the salivary glands ooze out saliva. c) It is a Mudra for relieving dehydration and stomach infection. d) It activates the kidney malfunctioning and promotes urination. e) It activates the fluid circulation in the body. f) It is excellent for skin disorders, wrinkles, skin infections, skin dryness etc. g) It purifies the blood and takes care of many blood disorders. h) It brings lots of lustier and glows to the body and especially face. i) It compensates for the shortage of water in body. j) Helps release constipation. 5. Aakash Mudra / Vyom Mudra

How & When: Join the tip of the middle finger with the tip of the thumb, keeping the rest of the three fingers straight. One may perform this Mudra

anytime of the day for any duration. The best time for practicing this Mudra is either morning time by sitting in Sukhasan or Padmasan. One must try to keep this Mudra intact for 45 minutes, though one may start with a shorter time period as per convenience and capacity. Benefits: a) As the name suggests this Mudra is a combination of ether element with the sun and thus come the powers to any ailment pertaining to sound. It is excellent to increase the sensitivity to hear sounds. Thus for those hard of hearing it is a boon in combination with Shoonya Mudra. b) This Mudra activates the calcium and phosphorus absorption form the diet and also their formation, which makes it a very good Mudra which those having weakness of bone like osteoporosis. c) Due to its inherent quality to release tensions, keeping the mind calm and serene it is also used during meditation, to calm the mind. d) This Mudra is very successful in taking care of the lockjaw experienced at times during yawning or during mental tension or over exertion. e) Practicing this Mudra regularly calms and clarifies the thought process. LING MUDRA/ ANGUSHTHA MUDRA How & When: Perform this Mudra by interlocking the fingers of both the hands in such way so

that the little finger of the left hand is the down most and the right hand thumb stands straight up, envelope the right hand thumb with the left hand index finger and thumb to join the tips at the back of the right hand palm. Hold the palms together tightly. One should perform this Mudra by keeping the back straight either in Padmasan or Sukhasan. One may also sit on the chair in case of difficulties. Hold the hands in front of the chest with hands exerting a little pressure against each other. One may perform this Mudra as a therapy daily for time duration one feels comfortable. One should not perform it full stomach. Caution: One must discontinue the Mudra in case of dizziness, uneasiness or nausea. People with acidity must observe the reaction and if feels more heart burning, they should discontinue doing it. One must not practice this Mudra any longer after you get the result you are seeking.

Benefits: a) It is an excellent Mudra to break the phlegm and relieve a person of frequent coughs and colds. b) It also works great when the temperature suddenly falls down and one shivers of cold. Practicing this Mudra will generate heat in the body and will provide the necessary warmth. c) It also relieves the bronchial spasms and calms down the breath. d) It is also fruitful if practiced by person suffering from bronchitis, lung cancer or asthma. e) It activates the digestive fire by activating the AGNI which in turn boosts the metabolic rate of the body in case of sluggish digestion. f) It also helps in case of low blood pressure and mild paralytic attack, sinusitis etc. GIRIVAR MUDRA

How & When: Perform this Mudra by raising the little finger up and straight while folding the rest of the three fingers and pressing them with the thumb. On may perform it any time of the day in nay body position like sitting, standing. Lying down etc One may practice it for 5-10 minutes. Benefits: a) It helps in relieving the urine retention. b) It allows the easy passing of the urine. c) It also helps on the purification of body of the toxic fluids.

SURBHI MUDRA/ DHENU MUDRA How & When: For performing this Mudra, Face both hands to each other and join the finger

tips together, leaving the thumbs free as few inches apart. Now join the index finger of the right hand with the middle finger of the left hand and similarly index finger of the left hand with the middle finger of the right hand. Now join the ring finger of the left hand to the little finger of the right hand and vice a versa. When one points the fingers down in such a Mudra it looks like the udders of a cow and so is the name. One can perform this Mudra anytime of the day avoiding just after the meals. One must perform this Mudra at least for 5 minutes to start benefiting out of it and slowly increase the duration form 5 minutes to 45 minutes. If this seems to be not possible then one may do it in 3 sittings of 15 minutes each. One must perform this Mudra and its variations in Sukhasan, Vajrasana or Utkatasana (sitting on the toe tips on a chair position) Benefits: a) Navel center becomes healthy. It activates and strengthens the Manipur Chakra or the Solar Plexus and thus strengthens the digestive system. b) Helps in yoga practice by releasing the impurities of the mind and rendering calmness. c) Pacifies urinary diseases and activates the excretory system by improving the circulation of fluids and their filtration process. d) Makes body healthy and strong by balancing the Panch Tattvas i.e. Fire, Air, Water, Earth and Ether. e) Cures abdomen-related diseases like Gas, Flatulence, and Acidity etc. f) Strikes balance in flows of gland system thereby creating Hormonal balance. Precautions: There are many variations of this Mudra which is called the Wish Fulfilling Mudra. By the innate power of this Mudra one can strike a balance of any element which is out of balance. So, one must choose to practice the variations of this Mudra under the guidance of a known practitioner or Guru or Teacher. As performing the wrong variation can increase or decrease the element against the requirement of the body. Variations: 1) Vaayu Surbhi Mudra To form this Mudra one must first form the basic Surbhi Mudra and then join the tip of right hand thumb to the root of the right hand index finger and the tip of the left hand thumb to the root of the left hand index finger. This Mudra helps relieving the wind related ailments and also balances the Air element in the

system. 2) Shoonya Surbhi Mudra To form this Mudra one must first form the basic Surbhi Mudra and then join the tip of right hand thumb to the root of the right hand middle finger and the tip of the left hand thumb to the root of the left hand middle finger. This Mudra not only balances the ethereal element but also bestows the practitioner with the miraculous power to hear the unheard or to be able to hear the sounds not audible to the commons. It helps the sadhaka to hear the Anahata sounds. An atmosphere of tranquility is naturally created to the sadhaka to enjoy and reap the benefits of sadhna. 3) Prithivi Surbhi Mudra To form this Mudra one must first form the basic Surbhi Mudra and then join the tip of right hand thumb to the root of the right hand ring finger and the tip of the left hand thumb to the root of the left hand ring finger. The Prithivi Mudra alleviates diseases related to abdomen even the chronic digestion related ailments and keeps the digestive system in order. This Mudra makes the body powerful and removes inertia thereby imparting energy and vitality. 4) Jal Surbhi Mudra To form this Mudra one must first form the basic Surbhi Mudra and then join the tip of right hand thumb to the root of the right hand little finger and the tip of the left hand thumb to the root of the left hand little finger. This Mudra helps in making kidneys healthy and it rectifies urinary disorders by rectifying all diseases related to bile and assists in easy passing of urine. It is useful for persons with bilious temperament and also helps to relieve constipation and also increases appetite. SHANKH MUDRA/CONCH/SHELL MUDRA

How & When: To perform this Mudra fist the thumb of the left hand by keeping it at the centre of the palm of the right hand with the fingers and then join the thumb of the right hand with the remaining fingers of the left hand at the tips. Thus it forms the shape of a conch or shankha. This Mudra can be performed any time of the day

except after the meals. One can perform this Mudra in Sukhasan or Vajrasana and should perform for at least 10 minutes at a stretch to gain the benefit out of it. Slowly increase the time limit to 45 minutes. One can also perform it in 3 sittings of 15 minutes each. Benefits: a) Removes speech disorders like stammering and stuttering. Gives sweetness to voice and renders it an attractive quality. b) Disorders related to tonsil and throat gets removed. It also balances the thyroid gland thereby bringing hormonal balance. c) It keeps navel center in order, making person healthy and thus affect to keep the nervous system healthy and active. d) Alleviates abdomen disorders. Improves the digestive system. Precautions: If during the practice of this Mudra one starts getting weaker or fatter day by day then one must avoid its practice as this Mudra affect the thyroid glands and due to unreasonable practice of this Mudra may hypo or hyper activate the thyroid glands. MEAO MUDRA How & When: To perform this Mudra make a fist with both the hands, fingers really digging

into the center of the palm. Now open up the index, little finger and the thumb, keeping them reasonably straight. Rest the hands on the knee facing up by keeping the elbow straight. One must perform this Mudra in Sukhasan or Padmasan. One can also sit on the chair in case of uneasiness or discomfort. One should perform this Mudra daily at regular basis for at least 30 minutes. One may choose to complete this time period in 3 sittings of 10 minutes each. But preferably reach the phase where you ma practice it uninterrupted for 30 minutes. Benefits: The basic benefit of this Mudra is to bring a balance of high and low blood pressure i.e. to maintain an optimum blood pressure.

SHOONYA MUDRA

How & When: To perform this Mudra fold the middle finger at the sun mount below the thumb and then press the second phalange (joint) of this finger with the thumb. Keep the rest of the three fingers straight. Perform it with both the hands and rest them on the knee facing up for at least 15-20 minutes at a stretch. One must perform this Mudra daily for at least 45 minutes at regular intervals. One may sit in Sukhasan or Padmasan or also sitting with straight back on chair (seniors). Benefits: a) One of the most important benefits of this Mudra is in relieving ear ache. Almost any kind of earache can be easily relieved by performing this Mudra for 2-5 minutes. b) This Mudra helps in neutralizing the air pressure which builds up during the flight in ears. It also relieves the uneasiness, pain, dizziness related to travel in air. One can continue doing it as long as one feels uncomfortable or at least during take off and landing. c) This Mudra is considered almost a sure shot answer to the hard of hearing or deafness. One may achieve results in couple of months of regular practice and must discontinue performing it after achieving desired results.

MUDRA THERAPY
Mudra is an ancient Yogic art and science of gesturing and sealing vital pranic energies in the human body for health, well being and spiritual evolution.

The physical body is made up of five elements namely - Air, Water, Fire, Earth and Sky and each finger represents one element. Mudras can help cure breathing problems, digestion problems, help boost the immunity, balance the metabolism, and strengthen the nervous system and bones. It helps in Cardiac Problems, Kidney issues, Migraines, Arthritis, to name a few, apart from revitalizing and generating spiritual energy and unveiling koshas. Mudras are employed along with Yogic Meditation to energize the Chakras and calm the mind apart from healing the physical body. Gestures for the Head, Neck and Face are very important for releasing the tensions and knots in the Face, Neck and Head. They not only release the physical tensions but all release the blocked emotions. They are very simple to perform and can easily become apart of your daily life. Mudra Therapy in many ways: Mudra therapy Consultation Mudra Therapy Session Mudra Yoga Therapy Session

MUDRAS - HEALING HAND YOGA


Mudras are easy to perform at anytime, although sitting in the lotus position and focusing on the healing can be an advantage. Although mudras can be used for healing certain ailments, regular practise of mudras will contribute to your overall good health and can be used as a preventive measure. Continuous practice of the mudras will create minute changes in your body using pulse centres on parts of your hands, which trigger certain healing processes within the corresponding body part.

Mudras are to be performed with both hands at the same time, unless otherwise specified.

Start with 10 minutes at a time and increase up to 3/4 hour for best results.

Fingers should remain comfortable during the procedure and not held stiffly or tight.

SHUNYA MUDRA & VAYU MUDRA SHOULD ONLY BE PERFORMED UNTIL THE CURING OF THE AILMENT!

Gyan Mudra

Description: The thumb and index finger are brought together gently while all the other fingers remain upright.

Uses include:
Mental Peace Concentration Sharp Memory Spirituality Insomnia Mental Disorders Stress Depression Drowsiness Develops telepathic ablilities Developes clairvoyant and extra-sensory ablilities

Apan Vayu Mudra

Description: Fold the forefinger to touch the mound of the thumb. The little finger should be held erect. Then place tips of middle finger and ring finger together on tip of thumb all touching each other. (BOTH HANDS) Uses include:
Strengthens heart Emergency first aid for severe heart attack if administered within 2 seconds. Self Confidence Normalises blood pressure Vomiting Menstruation related problems Purifies the entire body

Rudra Mudra

Description: Place tips of index finger and ring finger together on top of the tip of thumb, with other fingers extended comfortably. (BOTH HANDS) Uses include:
Dizziness Improves blood circulation Brings clarity in thought. Low blood pressure Improves eyesight Improves breathing Controls eating habits Blocked Veins Improves concentration

Apan Mudra

Description: Place tips of thumb, middle finger and ring finger together in each hand. (BOTH HANDS) Uses include:
Liver Gall Bladder Removes wastes products

Toxic release Bladder problems Balances mind Self confidence Patience Serenity Inner Harmony

Prithvi Mudra

Description: Place the tip of the ring finger on top of the tip of the thumb. Extend all the other fingers and keep them comfortably straight as possible. (BOTH HANDS) Uses include:
Liver Inner stablity Self Assurance Stomach Strengthens body and mind Glowing skin Increases energy

Shankha Mudra

Description: The left thumb should be held in the right fist and then the left index finger should touch the right thumb. Put light pressure with the remaining fingers of the left hand onto the closed fist fo the right hand. Swap over sides. Uses include:
Thyroid Glands. Throat Blood Vessels Muscular System Digestion Good for actors and singers for voice enhancement

Varuna Mudra

Description: Place thumb down on little finger and keep all remaining three fingers comfortably straight. Uses include:
To enhance beauty Removes impurities from the blood Restores moisture to skin Painful cramps

Shunya Mudra

Description: Place thumb down on middle finger and keep all remaining three fingers comfortably straight. Uses include:
Earache Deafness Vertigo Numbness in the body

Vayu Mudra

Description: Place thumb down on index finger and keep all remaining three fingers comfortably straight. Uses include:
Rheumatism Sciatica Stiff Neck Knee Pain Gout Joint Pain in hands and feet

Paralysis Hysteria

Linga Mudra

Description:Join your palms in front of your chest and lock the facing fingers together keeping your thumbs upright. Hold for 3 minutes, release and repeat twice. Uses include:
Weight Reduction Colds and Coughs Strengthens lungs Digestion Make sure you drink plenty of water as Linga Mudra generates heat in your body.

Varuna Mudra

Description: Join your little finger to the tip of your thumb. Keep other fingers comfortably straight. Uses include:
Dry skin Blood problems

Restores moisture to the body Relaxes muscles ~ cramp Diarrhea and dehydration To enhance beauty

Shankha Mudra

Description: The left thumb should be held in the right fist and then the left index finger should touch the right thumb. Uses include:
Digestion Thyroid Glands Throat Enhances quality of voice

Surabhi Mudra

Description:Join the little finger and ring finger, then join the middle finger and index finger together. This pose can also be called "cow posture" as the mudra makes cloven hooves of your hands, Uses include:
Rheumatic inflammation Sharpens your intellect

Surahi Mudra

Description:Join the little finger of one hand with the ring finger of the other and vice versa. Similarly, join the forefinger with the middle finger of the other hand and vice versa. Leave your thumbs free. Uses include:
Rheumatic inflammation Colds Sharpens your intellect

Therapeutic Mudra Index


Use the following index to find mudras that can be helpful for specific physical ailments and emotional symptoms. http://www.yogacheryl.com/mudra-index.html

ADD - Shivalingam ADDICTION - Kaleswara ALLERGIES - Bhramara ANXIETY - Adhi - Adho Merudanda - Anjali - Bhairava - Ganesha - Jnana - Vajrapradama - Vayu ARTHRITIS - Marma - Prithivi - Surabhi - Vayu ASTHMA - Bronchial - Mushti - Uttabodhi

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EMOTIONAL - Ganesha - Mandala - Padma - Pushan

DISTURBANCE Mudra Mudra Mudra Mudra

LOW IMMUNITY - Kundalini Mudra - Vayu Mudra LOW BLOOD PRESSURE - Merudanda Mudra LOW SELF-ESTEEM - Adho Merudanda Mudra - Palli Mudra - Vajrapradama Mudra LOW METABOLISM - Brahma Mudra - Surya Mudra - Shakti Mudra MENOPAUSE - Yoni Mudra - Shakti Mudra MONKEY MIND (circular thoughts) - Jnana Mudra - Kurma Mudra - Mahasirs Mudra NAUSEA - Pushan Mudra NEGATIVITY - Kali Mudra - Dharmachakra Mudra OSTEOPOROSIS - Prithivi Mudra

Mudra

EMOTIONAL TRAUMA - Medha Prana Kriya - Mandala Mudra ENERGY IMBALANCE - Dharmachakra Mudra FATIGUE - Merudanda - Prana FEAR - Adhi - Abhyasa - Bhairava - Jnana - Vaikhara - Vajrapradama - Vayu

Mudra Mudra Mudra Mudra Mudra Mudra Mudra Mudra

Mudra Mudra

Mudra Mudra Mudra Mudra

Mudra Mudra Mudra Mudra Mudra Mudra Mudra

Mudra Mudra Mudra

FERTILITY - Yoni Mudra (women) - Merudanda Mudra FLATULENCE - Pushan - Vayu HEADACHES - Mahasirs

AUTO-IMMUNE DISORDERS - Anjali Mudra - Bhairava Mudra BACK - Paschima PAIN Mudra

Mudra Mudra

Mudra

BLOATING - Varuna CANCER - Ushas - Uttarbodhi CHRONIC - Prana - Shakti COLDS/FLU - Linga CONSTIPATION - Adho Merudanda - Apana - Prithivi - Maha Sacral DEPRESSION - Adho Merudanda - Urdhva Merudanda - Shivalingam - Prana - Kapota - Kubera - Makara - Shakti DIARRHEA - Adho Merudanda

Mudra

Mudra Mudra FATIGUE Mudra Mudra

HEART - Anjali - Apanavayu - Bhairava - Mushti - Purna HIGH - Adhi BLOOD

DISEASE Mudra Mudra Mudra Mudra Hridaya PRESSURE Mudra

POOR DIGESTION - Apana Mudra - Pushan Mudra - Merudanda Mudra PROSTATE HEALTH - Maha Sacral Mudra SADNESS - Hasa Mudra SCOLIOSIS - Kapota Mudra SEXUAL DISFUNCTIOn - Kundalini Mudra SINUS ISSUES - Mahasirs Mudra SPEECH - Kapota Mudra - Visuddha Mudra STAGNATION - Naga Mudra STRESS - Jnana Mudra - Prithivi Mudra - Pushan Mudra

HYPERTHYROIDISM - Shanka Mudra HYPOTHYROIDISM - Prana - Visuddha JOINTS - Marma - Maha - Varuna

Mudra

Mudra Mudra Mudra Mudra

Mudra Mudra

Sacral

Mudra Mudra Mudra

Mudra Mudra Mudra Mudra Mudra Mudra Mudra Mudra

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LETHARGY - Dhyana Mudra - Kubera Mudra - Makara Mudra - Matangi Mudra - Merudanda Mudra - Palli Mudra - Shivalingam Mudra - Surya Mudra - Uttabodhi Mudra - Vajrapradama Mudra

EATING DISORDERS - Kaleswara Mudra

URINARY ISSUES- Bhudi Mudra

Mudras for Physical Healing


These mudras are grounding and can help with a vareity of physical complaints including asthma, digestive disturbance, thyroid disfunction, low immunity, cancer, sinus congestion, arthritis, headache and menstrual cramps.

Apanavayu Mudra Bend index finger down to touch ball of thumb, touch tip of thumb to middle and ring fingers, extend pinkie. Rest backs of hands on knees. Benefits: Activates heart and relaxes nervous system Practice Tips: Use to elevate energy without increasing anxiousness, healing to the heart

Bhramara Mudra Curl index fingers into base of thumb, touch tip of thumb on side of middle fingernail, extend all others. Benefits: Activates the immune system Practice Tips: Use with seasonal allergies

Bronchial Mudra Press tip of little finger into base of thumb, tip of ring finger onto middle joint of thumb, tip of middle finger onto tip of thumb, extend index finger. Rest backs of hands on thighs. Benefits: Helps with respiratory problems Practice Tips: Use during acute asthma attack

Bhudi Mudra Touch tips of thumb and pinkie fingers together, extend all others and rest backs of hands on thighs. Benefits: Purifies kidneys Practice Tips: Use with urinary problems

Ganesha Mudra Cross index finger over middle finger on each hand and touch tips of index fingers together. Press palms, ring and little fingers flat against one another. Hold hands at heart with fingers pointing away. Benefits: Stimulates digestion & metabolism, grounding. Practice Tips: Use when feeling anxious or unable to process emotional experiences. Contraindications: Pregnancy

Kundalini Mudra Make a fist with thumb on outside of fingers. Extend left index finger and hold inside of right fist, touch right thumb to left index fingertip. Benefits: Awakens sexual energy Practice Tips: Use with low libido

Linga Mudra Clasp hands with right thumb on top; hold left thumb with right thumb and index finger. Hold in front of abdomen. Benefits: Stimulates digestion & immunity. Practice Tips: Use when you have a cold or are constipated.

Mahasirs Mudra Curl ring finger into palm; bring together tips of thumb, index & middle fingers; extend the little finger. Rest hands with palms up. Benefits: Draws energy down from head, draws awareness inward Practice Tips: Use when you have head congestion or over-active thoughts

Marma Mudra Right Hand: Touch tip of thumb and ring fingers together, extend all others Left Hand: Touch tips of thumb and middle fingers together, extend all others. Rest hands with palms up. Benefits: Draws energy into the joints Practice Tips: Good for arthritis

Mukula Mudra Touch all finger tips together making the shape of a bird's beak with the hand. Place mudra on a part of the body that is in need of extra healing. Benefits: Concentrates and directs vital energy Practice Tips: Use on places of illness or injury

Mushti Mudra Make a fist and press thumb to middle joint of ring finger on outside of fist. Rest hands palms down. Benefits: Directs breath deep into lungs and strengthens the heart Practice Tips: Asthma, heart disease

Paschima Mudra Right Hand: Touch tips of thumb, middle and pinkie fingers together, extend all others. Left Hand: Touch tips of thumb and ring fingers together, extend all others. Rest with palms up. Benefits: Directs breath into the spine and back body Practice Tips: Use with all kinds of back pain Contraindications: Headache

Purna Hridaya Interlace fingers inside of palms, touch thumbs together and reach them towards chest so that a heart shape is formed with the hands. Benefits: Opens heart Practice Tips: Use to connect with the emotions of the heart

Surabhi Mudra Touch left little finger to right ring finger and right little finger to left ring finger. Touch left index finger to right middle finger and right index finger to left middle finger. Benefits: Directs energy into joints Practice Tips: Use for arthritis pain

Ushas Mudra Clasp hands together and rest right thumb over the left thumb. Hold hands at abdomen. Benefits: Release endorphins Practice Tips: Use with low immunity or cancer Contraindications: Low blood pressure

Uttarbodhi Mudra Clasp hands together and press index fingers together and thumbs together. Press hands against sternum, thumbs down. Benefits: Draws energy into torso and stimulates the Thymus gland Practice Tips: Use with cancer and respiratory conditions

Varuna Mudra Hold little finger of right hand down with the right thumb, wrap left hand behind right and wrap long finger tips around index side of right palm, then place left thumb over right thumb. Benefits: Balances hydration Practice Tips: Use with kidney or urinary issues, bloating or dryness Contraindications: Low blood pressure

Vayu Mudra Fold index finger down to base of thumb and hold it in place with the thumb. Rest backs of hands on knees. Benefits: Activates the flow of prana in the body Practice Tips: Use when fearful, anxious, for low immunity, or with arthritis

Vishuddha Mudra Press thumbs onto sides of ring finger at middle joint, extend all others. Rest hands with palms up. Benefits: Activates and purifies the throat Practice Tips: Use for blocked speech, thyroid imbalance Contraindications: High blood pressure, stroke

Yoni Mudra Clasp fingers inside palms, press index fingers together and press thumbs together.. Benefits: nourishes female reproductive system Practice Tips: Use for cramps, menopause or other reproductive issues Contraindications: Pregnancy

Grounding Mudras
These mudras are grounding and can help with anxiety, stress, fear, insecurity, depression, and constipation.

Adhi Mudra Make a soft fist with the thumb tucked inside. Turn palms down and rest on knees. Benefits: Calms nervous system, facilitates breath in lower abdomen Practice Tips: Use when feeling anxious or insecure Contraindications: Low blood pressure

Adho Merudanda Mudra Make a fist and extend thumb up, keeping gentle pressure of fingernails against palm. Rest hands on thighs palms down. Benefits: Activates prana in the pelvis and low back Practice Tips: Use when feeling depressed, or have digestive issues (balances both constipation and diarrhea) Contraindications: Low blood pressure

Apana Mudra Touch tips of thumb, middle and ring fingers together, extend index and little fingers; rest back of hands on thighs. Benefits: Eliminates toxins from the body, creates a sense of calm Practice Tips: Use when you need to feel safe and tranquil Contraindications: Low blood pressure

Bhu Mudra Curl ring and little finger into palm, secure with thumb, extend index and middle fingers into V shape; point fingers toward the ground. Benefits: Activates downward flowing energy in body Practice Tips: Use when constipated or to ground

Gupta Mudra Interlace fingers inwards towards palms, cross right thumb over left and hold in front of abdomen. Benefits: Stimulates immunity & sexual energy Practice Tips: Use to feel grounded and protected Contraindications: Auto-immune disorders

Maha Sacral Mudra Touch tips of thumbs and little fingers together, then touch the thumbs, little, and ring finger tips of both hands together; extend index and middle fingers, pointing fingers downward in front of lower abdomen. Benefits: Activates breath in the pelvis, aids digestion and emotional processing Practice Tips: Use to feel calm and grounded, also helps to process emotions Contraindications: Pregnancy

Prithvi Mudra Touch the tips of the thumb and ring finger together, extend the index, middle, and little fingers; rest back of hands on thighs. Benefits: Balances energy of lower abdomen Practice Tips: Use when feeling stressed or constipated

Energizing Mudras
These mudras are energizing and can help to with low metabolism, hypothyroidism, lethargy, depression, negative thought patterns, lack of self confidence and low self-esteem.

Anushasana Mudra Curl middle, ring, and little finger into palm, secure with thumb, extend index finger; rest back of hands on thighs Benefits: Activates prana into proximity of limbs, especially arms Practice Tips: Use to feel expansiveness of your breath

Brahma Mudra Make a fist and tun palms upwards pressing knuckles against each other. Hold hands in front of solar plexus.Benefits: Activates metabolism and your connection to your personal power Practice Tips: Use when you are feeling pushed around by the events of your life Contraindications: Anxiety

Kali Mudra Interlace middle, ring and little fingers with index fingers pointing upward; left thumb crossed over right; hold hands in front of chest. Benefits: Activates energy in the upper chakras Practice Tips: Use to break through negative thought patterns Contraindications: Beginners

Kubera Mudra Curl ring and little finger into palm; touch tip of thumb to tip of index and middle fingers; rest backs of hands on thighs Benefits: Increases metabolism Practice Tips: Use when feeling a lack of confidence or will power Contraindications: High blood pressure and heart disease

Makara Mudra Touch left thumb and ring finger together. Place right thumb inside of left palm resting in the webbing of left ring and pinkie finger. Curl other fingers of right hand behind left hand. Benefits: Increases inner strength Practice Tips: Use when feeling zapped of energy reserves, depressed or dissatisfied

Palli Mudra Touch the tips of the thumb and ring finger together, cross the index finger in front of the middle finger, extend the little finger; rest back of hands on thighs. Benefits: Draws awareness inward, opens the heart and throat Practice Tips: Use when feeling lethargy, low self-esteem Contraindications: Anxiety, Hyperthyroidism

Prana Mudra Touch tips of thumb, ring, and little fingers together, extend index and middle fingers into V shape. Benefits: Activates upward flowing prana in body Practice Tips: Use to feel lightness and more energized in the body. Try holding arms overhead and pointing up at the sky Contraindications: Anxiety

Shivalingam Mudra Place left palm up, place right fist with thumb extended upwards in left palm; press elbows forward. Benefits: Energizing, connection to personal power Practice Tips: Use whenever you feel lethargic or pushed around

Surya Mudra Curl tip of the ring finger into the base of the thumb and press thumb on top, extend index, middle and little fingers; rest back of hands on thighs. Benefit: Activates energy at the solar plexus, stimulates metabolism, lengthens breath Practice Tips: Use when feeling a lack of energy Contraindications: High blood pressure

Matangi Mudra Interlace the fingers together and extend the middle fingers upwards, hold in front of the chest. Benefits: Activates solar plexus and digestion Practice Tips: Use when feeling low energy or low enthusiasm Contraindications: High blood pressure

Merudanda Mudra Make a fist and extend thumb up, keeping gentle pressure of fingernails against palm. Rest hands on thighs with thumbs pointing up Benefits: Activates the prana in the center of the chest, warms the body Practice Tips: Use when feeling low energy, or with sluggish digestion Contraindications: High blood pressure

Urdhva Merudanda Mudra Make a soft fist and extend thumb away from palm; Lightly press fingernails into the palm; rest back of hands on thighs with thumbs pointing away from each other. Benefits: Energizes nervous system Practice Tips: Use when feeling lethargic or depressed Contraindications: High blood pressure

Mudras for Meditation


This group of mudras can be helpful during quiet meditative moments and can help with anxiety, stress, balancing the emotions, integrating mind and body and overactive mind.

Anjali Mudra Press the hands together gently leaving a small hollow space between palms; hold hands over the heart and draw the forearms parallel to floor. Benefits: Invokes connection between our light and the light within others Practice Tips: Use to honor yourself or another person, also helpful for anxiety

Dharmachakra Mudra Touch tips of thumbs and index fingers together. Hold hands in front of chest, left palm facing heart, right hand facing out. Touch right thumb and index to left middle finger. Benefits: Balances energy of inner world with that of the outer world Practice Tips: Use when you are spending too much energy externally or too much internally.

Dhyana Mudra Touch tips of thumbs and index fingers together. Bring right and left hands together and place right middle, ring and pinkie fingers on top of left middle, ring and pinkie fingers. Benefits: Encourages meditative state

Hakini Mudra Touch the tips of all fingers together and sense the energetic connection between the fingers and palms. Benefits: Engages the witness consciousness, directs breath into the entire body Practice Tips: Use to feel inegration of mind, body and emotions

Jnana Mudra Touch the tips of thumb and index fingers together, extend middle, ring and little fingers; rest backs of hands on thighs. Benefits: Helps with concentration and meditation, helps to calm circular thoughts Practice Tips: Use when suffering from "monkey mind"

Kurma Mudra Curl right middle and ring fingers into palm, turn right hand face down onto left palm. Touch right thumb to left inner wrist, right index finger to left thumb, right little finger to left index finger, wrap left middle, ring and little fingers around back of right hand. Benefits: Stills mind, draws awareness inward Practice Tips: Use when suffering from "monkey mind"

Mandala Mudra Rest cupped right fingers in cupped left hand, gently touch tips of thumbs together creating a circle; sense the energy within this mandala. Benefits: Encourages the meditative state Practice Tips: Use to feel connection to all things

Naga Mudra Fold thumb into palm of each hand, hold left hand in front of chest with fingers pointing upwards, right hand behind left with fingers pointing to the left, cross left thumb over right. Benefits: Awakens insight Practice Tips: Use when you feel stuck with an everyday problem and are looking for a solution that aligns with your highest self.

Samputa Mudra Cup hands with left underneath right, create a hollow space between palm; hold hands in front of torso. Benefits: Acknowledges the gifts you carry within Practice Tips: Use when difficult to balance giving with receiving

Mudras for Emotional Healing


These mudras are helpful for anxiety, stress, fear, insecurity, and depression. Use caution if you are experiencing psychological distress.

Abhyasa Mudra Place cupped right hand in front of belly with palm facing up. Hold left hand with palm forward beside left shoulder. Benefits: Instills courage and fearlessness Practice Tips: Use when feeling anxious

Avhana Mudra Place palms beside each other, little fingers touching, press thumbs into base of index finger, hold other fingers together; place hands at solar plexus. Benefits: Increases ability to receive, respiration Practice Tips: Use with difficulty accepting help from others

Bhairava Mudra Rest cupped left hand in cupped right hand; rest hands in the lap. Benefits: Induces a feeling of surrender and peace Practice Tips: Use when feeling fear or anxiety Contraindications: Low blood pressure

Garuda Mudra Cross the left wrist in front of the right and interlace the thumbs together, splay the other fingers over the upper chest. Benefits: Balances the right and left sides of the body, creates a sense of freedom Practice Tips: Use when you feel stuck in your life or emotions Contraindications: High blood pressure use caution and monitor

Hansi Mudra Touch tips of all fingers together except for the pinkie fingers. Hold hands out to sides in a cactus position with extended pinkies pointing upwards. Benefits: Releases inner smile and sense of contentment Practice Tips: Use when feeling sad or lonely

Kaleswara Mudra Begin with palms together. Bend index fingers toward each other until knuckles touch, extend middle finger tips together, curl ring and pinkie fingers inward, not touching. Draw thumb points toward body. Benefits: Increases self-esteem Practice Tips: Use with all addictions

Kapota Mudra Begin with palms together. Create space between palms keeping finger tips, thumbs and heels of hands together; hold at the heart. Benefits: Activates the heart center Practice Tips: Use when depressed Contraindications: Headache

Medha Prana Kriya Mudra Touch index finger nails to the middle joint of the thumb and apply light pressure, extend all other fingers and turn palms up. Benefits: Opens heart and releases deep emotional blockages, encourages breath in the side ribs Practice Tips: Use when feeling bogged down by old emotional patterns

Contraindications: Those medicated for psychological conditions

Padma Mudra Place hands together at the heart, keep thumbs and little fingers together, open other fingers and create cup shape between palms. Benefits: Elevates heart energy, integrates body and mind Practice Tips: Use yo heal your emotional heart

Prajna Prana Kriya Touch index finger nail to lowest joint of thumb and apply light pressure, extend all other fingers and turn palms up. Benefits: Slows breath, releases deep stress Practice Tips: Survival stressors, severe anxiety Contraindications: low blood pressure

Pushan Mudra Right Hand: Touch tips of thumb, index & middle fingers together, extend all others. Left Hand: Touch tips of thumb, middle & ring fingers together, extend all others. Rest hands with palms up. Benefits: Activates relaxation response Practice Tips: Use when you feel like you are internalizing the stressors in your life

Pushpaputa Mudra Cup hands with little and ring fingertips together creating a bowl shape. Benefits: Compassion, generosity, giving Practice Tips: Use as an offering to a loved one

Shanka Mudra Hold left thumb with right hand. Wrap left fingers around right fits and touch right thumb to left index finger. Benefits: Creates a sense of security Practice Tips: Use with low self-esteem or fear

Vaikhara Mudra Make a fist with thumbs on outside of fingers then cross forearms over chest with right arm closest to body. Benefits: Sense of protection and courage Practice Tips: Use with low self-esteem or fear Contraindications: High Blood Pressure

Vajrapradama Mudra Clasp fingers and open palms toward heart; point thumbs upwards. Hold a few inches away from the chest. Benefits: Builds confidence, security, opens the heart very gently Practice Tips: Use when frightened or anxious

Therapeutic Mudras

Like Yoga, Mudras are boon to mankind. The ancient sciences of Mudras are greatest and finest gifts of India to the world. The science of Mudras, a part of Yoga, is based on the fundamental principles of life.... Five Elements- Akash(space),Vayu(air),Agni(fire),Jal(water) and Prithvi(earth) Five Pranas- Prana, Udana, Samana, Apana,Vyana and Three Doshas- Vata, Pitta, Kapha

Mudras are mainly performed as gestures by fingers, hand positions and also in combination with Asana, Pranayama, Bandha and techniques involving eye movements. The Kuarnava Tantra mentions about this Mudra--"Mud" meaning Joy and "Dravya" meaning to draw forth the "sat chit ananda" which is latent in all of us.

The finger tips contain large number of Meissners Corpuscles and contain large number of tactile receptors. Human thumb is connected with brain by Radial and Median sensory nerves, Index, middle and half of the ring fingers by Median nerve and half of the ring and small fingers by Ulner nerve.So when you combine different fingers in relation with thumb, for different purposes they relay signal of different amplitude and frequency by the concerned sensory nerves to specific sensory reception centers in Brain. Such signals produce different bio effects depending on the signal strength and frequencies.

When we perform Mudra the energy that is emitted out of our finger tips is arrested and redirected to certain parts of the Brain centers and from where the proper breathing directs it to parts of the body as per the Mudra. This is the scientific basis of the Mudra. While performing the Mudra combining the fingertip with the Thumb tip subtle sensation of vibration is felt. This proves presence of electromagnetic power flowing in the body. Finger Thumb Index Middle Ring Little Element Fire Air Space Earth Water

IMPORTANT GUIDELINES: Touching the Tip of the finger to the Thumb balance the element represented by the finger. Touching the Tip of the finger to the base of the Thumb decreases the element represented by the finger. Touching the Tip of the Thumb to the base of the finger increases the element represented by the finger. Suitable Dietary changes will also reinforce the benefits of Mudras. As Mudras are commonly known to all of you, I would briefly mention about certain Mudras which I felt have proved beneficial for my students and as mentioned in book "Mudras and Health Perspectives" authored by Suman.K.Chiplunkar. Author has mentioned in depth about the Mudras which common persons can practice and greatly benefit out of it.

FOR GENERAL WELL BEING-

Six Mudras are to be practiced everyday 10 mins each Apan, Pran, Vayu, Dhyan. If used as Therapy then specific Mudras for 50 mins followed by Pran Mudra 10 minutes. If time constraint is there then practice 3 times a day for 15 minutes each followed by 5 minutes Pran Mudra. Therapeutic Mudras like Surya Mudra Mudra should not be performed for more than 15 minutes at a time.

Unlimited Time Practice-Pran, Apaan, Prithvi, and jnana Mudras.

Shankha Mudra

Linga Mudra

Problems udras
v Stress

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Jnana Mudra(tips of the index and thumb) Akash Mudra(tips pf the middle and thumb) Prithvi Mudra(tips of the ring and thumb) Varun Mudra(tip of the little and thumb) Vyan Mudra(tips of both index and middle with the tip of thumb) Apaan Mudra(tips of middle and ring with the tip of thumb) Pran Mudra (tips of ring and little with the tip of thumb) Vayu Mudra(15 mins +varun mudra15 mins+ pran mudra 15 mins)(vayu tip of the index at the base of thumb) Apaan Vayu Mudra(both apaan and vayu together) Vayu mudra and pran mudra Vayu mudra 15 mins

v Anger, fear, sorrow

v Inflammation, fever, skin diseases, osteoporosis, stomach acidity, burning sensation in eyes v Dry cough,dry skin(psoriasis) ,osteoarthritis, cramps, dry eyes, pimples, sunstroke v Blood pressure high or low

v Constipation, piles, flatulence, healthy teeth, diabetes

v Increases will power and compliments other mudras in healing

v Parkinsons, sciatica, cervical pain, knee pain

v For palpitation, To prevent heart attack

Gout

v Convulsion

daily v Earache while flight take off landing, travel sickness, vertigo Shoonya Mudra(tip of the middle at the base of thumb) Shoonya Vayu Mudra Surya Mudra(tip of the ring at the base of thumb) Jalodhar nashak Mudra(tip of the little at the base of thumb) Kidney Mudra(tips of ring and little fingers at the base of thumb) Linga Mudra(15mins + surya Mudra15mins) see pic Shankha Mudra(15 mins) see pic

v General illness v Cholesterol, low body temperature, absence of sweat ,increases metabolism v Swelling in any part of body, watery eyes, hyper acidity

v Kidney problems

v Sinusitis, cold, asthma, bronchitis, obesity

v For thyroid gland and for children height to be increased , for allergies caused by dust and smoke, after paralytic attack

In short the most astonishing and wish fulfilling part of us is, hand that represents five elements. The Yogis discovered that the whole creation is composed of five elements as mentioned above and Human structure is also miniature form of the Universe and is also composed of same five elements.

Therefore they concluded that the secret of good health depends on balance of elements within the body and any imbalance leads to diseases of body and mind.

Posted by Prema Nagesh at 12:29 AM

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1. Prema NageshJune 20, 2012 1:33 AM Among these Mudras, readers must try shoonya mudra while travelling in flight esp take off and landing it really works and those who have the nauseatic feeling while travelling on winding roads....practice deep breathing also while holding on to this mudra...