Yoga

What are the Basic Yoga Mudras?

Mudras are helpful in restoring the health. This is done by starting electromagnetic currents within your body that balances various constituting elements. There are many mudras performed while practising yoga, meditation and pranayama. Most of the mudras can be performed by sitting in any posture, few of the basic mudras are explained below.

Gyan Mudra
Gyan Mudra

  • In this mudra, the tips of the index finger and the thumb are held together
  • Other three fingers remain straight
  • This mudra is good for reducing stress, insomnia, anger, laziness, indecisiveness and idleness
  • It is a good solution to get rid of sleeplessness
  • It increases memory and improves emotional stability

Varun Mudra
Varun Mudra

  • In this mudra the small finger tip and the tip of the thumb are held together
  • Rest of the fingers are left idle
  • It does miracles in curing skin problems, wrinkles, dehydration, blood disorders, excessive body heat
  • In increases the body glow

Apan Mudra
Apan Mudra

  • In this mudra, the thumb’s tip is held with the two middle fingers tips
  • Remaining two fingers are left straight
  • It helps in total purification of the body
  • For pregnant women, this mudra helps in painless delivery
  • It helps in curing piles, kidney disorders and diabetes
  • It reduces urinary problems and helps in easy secretion of excreta

Aakash Mudra
Akash Mudra

  • In this mudra the thumb’s tip is held with the middle finger’s tip
  • Rest of the fingers are left straight
  • Pratising this mudra regularly can reduce hearing deficiency to a maximum extent
  • It improves the strength of your bones and reduces overall weaknesses
  • Caution: This mudra cannot be performed while walking

Prithvi Mudra
Prithvi Mudra

  • In this mudra the ring finger’s tip is held with the tip of your thumb
  • The remaining three fingers are kept straight
  • It helps remove weakness and clears chronic fatigue
  • Increases solidity in your body
  • Helps in gaining weight for under weights
  • Caution: For pregnant women, this mudra can be performed only in the 9th month. They can practise this mudra for 10 minutes up to 3 – 4 times a day

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