10 Top Yoga Mudras Healing Power For Good Health And Mind.

A mudra (is a Sanskrit word that means a “gesture”) is a symbolic or ritual gesture in Hinduism and Buddhism. While few mudras include the entire body, almost all are done with the hands and fingers. Mudra (Sanskrit) is a “spiritual gesture” and energetic “seal of authenticity” employed in the iconography and spiritual practice of Indian religions and Taoism.
Mudras are arm, hand, and body pose used in the traditions of Hinduism and Buddhism. The great Buddha was aware of the use of mudras and is usually depicted using these ritual gestures. Various Kung Fu forms contain positions similar to these mudrās. 108 mudras are used in regular Tantric rituals. Mudras are also used in Indian Classical Dance. In Bharatanatyam, over 200 mudras, and in Mohiniattam, over 250 mudras are uses.

    What Our Five Fingers Denotes?

    Our body is meant of five-element i.e. water, earth, space(emptiness), air, and fire.
    our five fingers denote these five elements.

    • Thumb denotes Fire
    • Index finger denotes Air
    • Middle finger denotes Space(emptiness)
    • Ring finger Earth
    • Little finger denotes Water

    How Do Yoga Mudras Work?

    According to Ayurveda, diseases are caused due to an imbalance in the body, which in turn is caused by the lack or excess of any of the five elements.
    our fingers denote these five elements and each of the five elements serves particular and important functions within the body. the fingers are essentially electrical circuits. The use of mudras adjusts the flow of energy– affecting the balance of air, water, earth, space, fire and facilitate healing.
    Mudras create a meticulous connection with the instinctual patterns in the brain and impact the unconscious reflexes in these areas. The internal energy, in exchange, is balanced and redirected affecting change in the sensory organs, veins, glands, and tendons.

    Ten Healing Mudras

    1. Gyan Mudra (Mudra of Knowledge)
    Method: Touch the tip of the thumb from the tip of the index finger, with stretched out the other three fingers.

    Specialty: As it is known as a mudra of knowledge, it enhances the knowledge. The thumb tip has centers of endocrine and pituitary glands. When we press these thumb centers by index finger the two glands work actively.

    Time duration:There is no specific time duration for this mudra. You can practice Gyan mudra anytime whenever you have time by sitting, standing, or lying on the bed but make sure your spine is in a straight position.

    Benefits: Boosts memory power and sharpens the brain. Enhances concentration and prevents InsomniaIf we practice it on regular basis, it will cure all psychological disorders like Mental, Depression, Anger, and Hysteria

    2. Prithvi Mudra (Mudra of Earth)
    Method: Touch the tip of the ring finger to the tip of the thumb, with stretched out the other three fingers.

    Specialty: Prithvi Mudra improves all physical weaknesses.

    Time Duration:It has no particular time duration. You can practice it any time you want.

    Benefits: Prithvi Mudra helps to increase the weight for weak people It improves the complexion of skin and makes the skin glowIt makes the body active by keeping it healthy

    3. Varuna Mudra (Mudra of Water)

    Method: The tip of the little finger touches the tip of the thumb, with the other three fingers stretched out.

    Specialty: Varun mudra balances the water content and saves from all diseases which come due to lack of water.

    Time Duration:Varun mudra has no particular time duration and one can practice it according to their time.

    Benefits:Varun mudra maintains clarity in blood by balancing water content in the body saves from the pains of Gastroenteritis and Muscle Shrinkage

    4. Vayu Mudra (Mudra of Air) 

    Method: Put the index finger under the base of the thumb and press with thumb keeping the other three fingers straight.

    Specialty:Vayu mudra reverts all the diseases that occur due to the imbalance of the air.

    Time Duration:The practice of Vayu mudra for 45 minutes reduces the severity of the disease in 12 to 24 hours. For best results practice it for two months.

    Benefits:It cures Rheumatism, Arthritis, Gout, Parkinson’s disease and paralysis without any medicine It is useful for Cervical Spondylitis, paralysis to the face and catching of nerve in the neck It improves the disorder of gas in the stomach

    5. Shunya Mudra (Mudra of Emptiness)

     Method: Put the middle finger at the mount of Venus and press it with thumb.

    Specialty:It reduces the dullness in our bodies.

    Time Duration: Anyone can practice it for 40 to 60 minutes regularly until it is cured from the disease.

     Benefits:Shunya mudra relieves an earache within four or five minutes It is useful for the deaf and mentally challenged, but not for inborn ones.

    6. Surya Mudra (Mudra of Sun):

    Method:fold the ring finger and press it with your thumb.

    Specialty: It sharpens the center in the thyroid gland
    Time Duration:Practice Surya mudra regularly twice for 5 to 15 minutes.

    Benefits:It reduces cholesterol in the body and helps in reducing weight It reduces anxiety It corrects indigestion problems

    7. Prana Mudra (Mudra of Life):

    Method:Fold the ring finger and the little finger and touch the tip of the thumb with both the fingers tips keeping the remaining two fingers stretched.

    Specialty:As it is known as the mudra of life, it improves the power of life. Weak people become strong. It reduces the clamps in blood vessels. If we practice prana mudra regularly, we will become active.
    Time Duration:No specific time duration. One can practice it at any time.

    Benefits: Prana mudra improves immunityImproves the eyes sight and reduces eye-related diseases Prana mudra removes the vitamin deficiency and fatigue

    8.Apana Mudra (Mudra of Digestion):

    Method:The tips of the middle finger and ring finger touch the tip of the thumb while the other two fingers are stretched out.

    Specialty:Apana mudra plays a key role in our health as it regulates the excretory system.

    Time Duration:Practice it daily for 45 minutes, but practice for a longer time yields more benefits.

    Benefits:Apana mudra regulates diabetesIt cures constipation and piles.Apana mudra helps to excrete the normal waste regularly

    9.Apana Vayu Mudra (Mudra of Heart):

    Method:The tips of the middle finger and ring finger touch the tip of thumb, while the index finger touches the base of the thumb and little finger stretched out.

    Specialty:It benefits the heart. It works like an injection in the reduction of a heart attack. It is as powerful as a Sorbitrate tablet. It reduces the gas content in the body.

    Time Duration:Practice Apana Vayu mudra as many times as you can. BP patients and Heart patients can practice Apana Vayu mudra for Fifteen minutes regularly twice a day for better results. 

    Benefits:It strengthens the heart and regularizes palpitation It regulates the excretory system It redeems gastric trouble

    10.Linga Mudra (Mudra of Heat) 
    Method:Interlock the fingers of both the hands and keep the thumb of the left hand vertically

    straight and surround it with the thumb and the index finger of the right hand.
    Specialty:It generates heat in our bodies. Take milk, ghee, more water, and fruit juices in addition to the practice of this mudra for many benefits.
    Time Duration:Practice ling mudra any time you want. But don’t do linga mudra a lot as it produces heat in the body. It can cause sweating even in winter if you practice ling mudra longer.
    Benefits:It stops the production of phlegm and gives power to the lungs It cures the severe cold and bronchial infection It invigorates the body

    Yoga mudras are practiced sitting simply cross-legged, in vajrasana or in a lotus posture, or even sitting comfortably on a chair, keep back straight when practicing mudras and take breaths and closely observe the flow of energy

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