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MUDRAS FOR HEALTH and WELLNESS
A mudrā (Sanskrit: मुद्रा, lit. "seal") is a symbolic or ritual gesture in Hinduism and Buddhism. While some mudrās involve the entire body, most are performed with the hands and fingers. Mudrā (Sanskrit) is "spiritual gesture" and energetic "seal of authenticity" employed in the iconography and spiritual practice of Indian religions and Taoism. (Wikipedia)

 

Mudrās are arm, hand and body positions used in the traditions of Hinduism and Buddhism. The great Buddha knew the use of mudrās and is often depicted using these ritual gestures. Various Kung Fu forms contain positions identical to these mudrās.

 

108 mudras are used in regular Tantric rituals. Mudras are also used in Indian Classical Dance. There are over 200 mudras in bharatanatyam and over 250 in mohiniattam.

 

 

1. Gyan Mudra mudra of knowledge

Method:

Touch the tip of the thumb to the tip of the index finger, with the other three fingers stretched out.

Specialty:

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

Time duration:

There is no particular time duration for this mudra. You can practice by sitting, standing or lying on bed whenever and wherever you have time.

Benefits:

It may increases memory power and sharpens the brain

It may Enhances concentration and prevents Insomnia

If we practice it regularly, it may cure all psychological disorders like Mental, Hysteria, Anger and Depression

 

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2. Prithvi mudra mudra of earth

Method:

Tip of the ring finger touches the tip of the thumb, with the other three fingers stretched out.

Specialty:

It may reduces all physical weaknesses.

Time Duration:

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

Benefits:

It may helps to increase the weight for weak people

It may improves the complexion of skin and makes the skin to glow

It may makes the body active by keeping it healthy

 

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3. Varuna mudra mudra of water

Method:

Tip of little finger touches the tip of thumb, with the other three fingers stretched out.

Specialty:

It may balances the water content and prevents all diseases which come due to lack of water.

Time Duration:

It has no specific time duration and one can practice it according to their time.

Benefits:

It may retains clarity in blood by balancing water content in the body

It may Prevents the pains of Gastroenteritis and Muscle Shrinkage

 

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4. Vayu mudra mudra of air

Method:

Keep the index finger on the base of the thumb and press with thumb keeping the other three fingers straight.

Specialty:

It may prevents all the diseases that occur due to the imbalance of the air.

Time Duration:

The practice of this mudra for 45 minutes reduces the severity of the disease in 12 to 24 hours. For better results practice it for two months.

Benefits:

It may cures Rheumatism, Arthritis, Gout, Parkinson's disease and paralysis without any medicine

It may be useful for Cervical Spondilytis, paralysis to face and catching of nerve in neck

It may corrects the disorder of gas in the stomach

 

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5. Shunya mudra mudra of emptiness

Method:

Keep the middle finger at the mount of Venus and press it with thumb.

Specialty:

It may reduces the dullness in our body.

Time Duration:

One can practice it for 40 to 60 minutes daily until to be cured from the disease.

Benefits:

It may relieves an earache within 4 or 5 minutes

It may be useful for the deaf and mentally challenged, but not for inborn ones.

 

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6. Surya mudra mudra of the sun

Method:

Bend the ring finger and press it with thumb.

Specialty:

It may sharpens the center in thyroid gland.

Time Duration:

Practice it daily twice for 5 to 15 minutes.

Benefits:

It may reduces cholesterol in body and helps in reducing weight

It may reduces anxiety

It may corrects indigestion problems

 

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7. Prana mudra mudra of life

Method:

Bend ring finger and little finger and touch the tip of thumb with their tips keeping the remaining two fingers stretched.

Specialty:

As it is the mudra of life, it improves the power of life. Weak people may become strong. It may reduces the clamps in blood vessels. If we practice it regularly, we may become active.

Time Duration:

No specific time duration. One can practice it any time.

Benefits:

It may improves immunity

It may improves the power of eyes and reduces eye related diseases

It may removes the vitamin deficiency and fatigue

 

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8. Apana mudra mudra of digestion

Method:

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

Specialty:

It plays an important role in our health as it may regulates the excretory system.

Time Duration:

Practice it daily for 45 minutes, but practice for longer time yields more benefits.

Benefits:

It may regulates diabetes

It may cures constipation and piles

It may helps excreting the normal waste regularly

 

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9. Apana vayu mudra  - mudra of the heart

Method:

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

Specialty:

It may benefits the heart. It may works like injection in the reduction of heart attack. It may as powerful as sorbitate tablet. It may reduces the gas content in body.

Time Duration:

Practice it as many times as you can. Heart patients and BP patients may practice it for 15 minutes daily twice for better results.

Benefits:

It may strengthens the heart and regularizes palpitation

It may regulates excretory system

It may redeems gastric trouble

 

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10. Linga mudra mudra of heat and energy

Method:

Interlock the fingers of both the hands and keep the thumb of the left hand vertically straight and encircle it with the thumb and the index finger of the right hand..

Specialty:

It may generates heat in our body. Take milk, ghee, more water and fruit juices in addition to practice of this mudra for much benefits.

Time Duration:

Practice it any time you want. But don't practice it a lot as it produces heat in the body. It may cause sweating even in winter if you practice it longer.

Benefits:

It may stops production of phlegm and gives power to lungs

It may cures severe cold and bronchial infection

It may invigorates the body

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 NOTE: Information is collected from various sources for your knowledge only, you must consult family physician or Ayurvedic practitioner for your health issue(s). IIACM INC. and their associates will not be liable for kind of results by following these ancient techniques.

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