Believe it or not, your hands can help you achieve perfect harmony and peace. Mudras, or different positions of the hands, are extremely important in yoga, and they are believed to be “producers of joy.”
Their effects are due to the numerous nerve endings concentrated in the fingers, which, when pressed, relate to many channels that support the circulation of energy throughout the body.
What’s best about them is that they can be performed anywhere and anytime, and you just need a few minutes and a place to relax.
We will show you how to perform the mudras and which are their benefits:
- Prana Healing (Mudra of Life )
Bend the little finger and the ring finger. Touch the tips of these two fingers, to the tip of the thumb.
This position will prevent tiredness, treat eye issues, and boost the vision. It also energizes the body and strengthens the immune system.
- Gyan Mudra for Healing (Mudra of Knowledge)
Sit in a lotus position, place the hand on the knee. Then, touch the tip of the thumb with your index finger tip and close or straighten the other three fingers.
This pose relaxes the mind and helps you concentrate. It supports intelligence and sharpness of the brain, treats insomnia, manages stress, and reduces depression.
- Prithvi Mudra for Healing (Mudra of Earth)
Touch the tip of your ring finger with the tip of the thumb. Next, press both fingers to each other, and straighten the others.
This will regulate the balance of the element Earth in your body, and thus help your digestion, treat vitamin deficiencies, boost blood circulation, and regulate body weight.
- Vayu Mudra (Mudra of Air)
Fold the index finger towards the palm, and press with the base of the thumb. Extend the other three fingers.
This will treat stomach bloating, constipation, flatulence, and cervical
- Jal Mudra (Varuna Mudra/ Mudra of Water)
Touch the little finger tip with the tip of the thumb, but do not press them hard, and the other fingers should remain straight. Do this in a sitting position, with the legs crossed.
This mudra will help you alleviate aches, boost blood circulation, and reduce the dryness of the mouth.
- Agni Mudra (Mudra of Fire)
It is linked to the fire element in your body. Close the ring finger towards the palm, press the second phalanx with the base of the thumb, and extend the other fingers on the sides. For best effects, do this in the morning, on an empty stomach. Yet, it is not recommended in the case of acidity.
This pose will strengthen the immune system, and improve the metabolism.
- Shunya Mudra (Mudra of Emptiness)
Press the first phalanx of your middle finger with the thumb base.
It is beneficial in the case of motion sickness, vertigo, and tongue, nose, and ear issues.
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