Monday, March 02, 2009

10 Hand Mudras for Better Health and Fitness

Practicing hand mudra positions can help improve your wellbeing, fitness and strength immensely. Mudras are powerful centres of energy. The regular practice of these hand mudra positions can result in wonderous health benefits and a strong body.

Hand mudra positions yoga Indian medicine health fitness wellbeing strength weakness strong body pranayama gestures healing mudras1. Gyan Mudra (Mudra of Knowledge): This hand mudra requires you to touch the tip of your thumb to the tip of your index finger, with the other three fingers stretched out. This hand mudra helps enhance your knowledge. The tip of the thumb connects to the centers of the pituitary and endocrine glands. When we press these centers with our index finger, the two glands get stimulated and work actively to increase and retain knowledge. There is no particular time duration to practice this hand mudra. It can be done sitting, standing or lying on bed at whatever time and place you wish.

Benefits:
- Increases memory power and sharpens the brain
- Enhances concentration and prevents Insomnia
- Regular practice ensures the cure of psychological disorders such as hysteria, anger, depression and other mental problems.

Hand mudra positions yoga Indian medicine health fitness wellbeing strength weakness strong body pranayama gestures healing mudras2. Prithvi Mudra (Mudra of Earth): This hand mudra requires you to touch the tip of the ring finger with the tip of the thumb, while stretching out the other three fingers. It is known to reduce all physical weakness and can be practiced at any time, place or duration.

Benefits:
- It helps to increase the weight of weak people.
- It improves the complexion of skin by making it glow.
- It makes the body healthy and active.

Hand mudra positions yoga Indian medicine health fitness wellbeing strength weakness strong body pranayama gestures healing mudras3. Varuna Mudra (Mudra of Water): Touch the tip of the little finger with the tip of thumb, with the other three fingers stretched out to practice this hand mudra. Regular practice of this hand mudra balances the water content in your body and prevents diseases that occur due to lack of water from happening. Varuna Mudra has no specific time duration and can be practiced at one's leisure.

Benefits:
- It helps retain the clarity in blood by balancing the water content in your body.
- Prevents the pain of diseases such as gastroenteritis and muscle shrinkage.


Hand mudra positions yoga Indian medicine health fitness wellbeing strength weakness strong body pranayama gestures healing mudras4. Vayu Mudra (Mudra of Air): This hand mudra requires you to keep the index finger on the base of the thumb and the thumb pressing over the bent index finger. The other three fingers should be held straight. The Vayu Mudra helps prevent all illnesses that occur due to imbalances prevalent in the air. The practice of this mudra for 45 minutes daily reduces the severity of the disease in 12 to 24 hours. It should be continously practiced for two months for better results.

Benefits:
- It cures diseases of old age such as rheumatism, arthritis, gout, parkinson's disease and paralysis without the use of any medicine.
- It is useful for Cervical Spondilytis, paralysis to face and catching of nerve in neck.
- It helps get rid of the disorder of gas in the stomach.

Hand mudra positions yoga Indian medicine health fitness wellbeing strength weakness strong body pranayama gestures healing mudras5. Shunya Mudra (Mudra of Emptiness): This hand mudra requires you to keep the middle finger at the mount of Venus and press it with your thumb. The Shunya Mudra helps reduce the dullness in our body. It should be practiced for around 40 to 60 minutes daily until you are cured from the disease.

Benefits:
- It relieves an earache within 4 or 5 minutes.
- It is useful for deaf and mentally challenged people who were not born with the condition.

Hand mudra positions yoga Indian medicine health fitness wellbeing strength weakness strong body pranayama gestures healing mudras6. Surya Mudra (Mudra of Sun): This hand mudra for better health requires you to bend the ring finger and press it with your thumb. The main specialty of the Surya Mudra is that it sharpens the center in your thyroid gland. It should be practices twice a day for around 5 to 15 minutes.

Benefits:
- It brings down cholesterol in your body and helps in reducing weight.
- It decreases anxiety.
- It corrects indigestion problems.

Hand mudra positions yoga Indian medicine health fitness wellbeing strength weakness strong body pranayama gestures healing mudras7. Prana Mudra (Mudra of Life): The practice of this hand mudra requires you to bend the ring finger and little finger and touch the tip of your thumb with their tips, while keeping the remaining two fingers stretched out. This mudra is special as it is the mudra of life. The Prana Mudra is known to make weak people become strong. It decreases the clamps in blood vessels and helps make you more active. It can be practiced at any time for any duration.

Benefits:
- It helps immunity get better.
- It increases the power of eyes and brings down the incidence of eye related diseases.
- It removes vitamin deficiency and the feeling of fatigue.

Hand mudra positions yoga Indian medicine health fitness wellbeing strength weakness strong body pranayama gestures healing mudras8. Apana Mudra (Mudra of Digestion): This hand mudra requires the tips of your middle finger and ring finger to touch the tip of your thumb while the other two fingers are stretched out. The Apana Mudra plays an important role in health and fitness, as it helps regulate the excretory system of our body. It should be practiced daily for around 45 minutes. If you practice this hand mudra position longer, you will benefit more.

Benefits:
- It regulates diabetes.
- It cures constipation and piles.
- It helps in regular excretion of normal waste.

Hand mudra positions yoga Indian medicine health fitness wellbeing strength weakness strong body pranayama gestures healing mudras9. Apana Vayu Mudra (Mudra of Heart): In this mudra, the tips of your middle finger and ring finger need to touch the tip of your thumb, while the index finger touches the base of the thumb and the little finger is stretched out. The main speciality of the Heart mudra position is that it benefits your heart. It works like an injection to reduce the effects of a heart attack and is just as strong as a sorbitate tablet. It also helps in bringing down the gas content in your body. The Apana Vayu Mudra should be practiced as many times as you can. Heart patients and people with blood pressure problems may practice it for 15 minutes twice a day for better results.

Benefits:
- It strengthens the heart and regularizes palpitation.
- It regulates the excretory system.
- It reduces gastric trouble.

Hand mudra positions yoga Indian medicine health fitness wellbeing strength weakness strong body pranayama gestures healing mudras10. Linga Mudra (Mudra of Heat): This hand mudra requires one to interlock the fingers of both hands and keep the thumb of the left hand vertically straight. This thumb needs to be encircled with the thumb and index finger of the right hand. The Linga mudra helps generate heat in our body. In addition to practicing this hand position, one may also have milk, ghee, more water and fruit juices to reap extra health benefits. It can be practiced at any time and place. Practicing this hand mudra for a long time produces a large amount of heat in the body and may also cause sweating in winter.

Benefits:
- It stops the production of phlegm and gives power to lungs.
- It cures severe cold and bronchial infections.
- It invigorates and strenghtens the body.

These 10 hand mudra positions greatly benefit health and physical fitness of the body, without the use of expensive modern medicines. It is amazing but true. If you want to see the results, try these hand mudra positions today!

27 comments:

  1. I am sure that this traditional knowledge can prove quite useful for any one and every one.

    :)

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  2. Thank-you for posting these Mudras!
    I am using them and hope to keep doing daily,thank-you,thank-you!

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  3. Good Morning,
    At the time of my writing , it is morning for You.
    I bookmarked your page on hand mudras. By the way the explanations are easy to follow, thank you.
    Since I look at hand mudras, I have a question at the back of my head, and it may sound silly to You, but here it is:
    Do you practice hand mudra with both hands at the same time? If you are a right handed person is your right hand more powerful?
    In fact I have more than one question!!!!!!!!! I suppose that the palm of the hands are facing you when you practice?
    Also I have some trouble keeping the other fingers straight and I stretch them as much as I can [I am pretty old and with arthritis] so can I use the arm of my chair to keep them straight or do the hands have to be at a certain level [shoulders when seated? heart or chest or face while walking???]
    Thank You in advance for your anticipated answer,
    Sincerely,
    Jenny

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  4. Hi Jenny,

    Mudras are most effective when you sit cross-legged on your bed or on the floor while doing it. Your hands have to be at chest level with the palms facing outward. You can choose any hand or both hands - whichever is more comfortable with you.

    You may also do mudras at leisure, when you are out on a morning walk or watching tv, with your hands loosely held in your pockets, folded in a particular mudra.

    Don't worry too much about keeping your fingers straight. Initially, do the hand mudras for only as much time as you feel comfortable. With time and practice, your fingers will gain the strength and flexibility
    to remain straight for longer periods.

    I hope your arthritis gets better soon....wishing you the best of health...

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  5. hi,
    nice one!! i have a question regarding mudra for the diabetes. it's for my mom. the tip of hand means how.. like the tip shown in 7 mudra. thanks in advance for clearing the doubt.

    i want her diabetes to get regularise. hope for the best. she also takes insulin. how this won;t have an adverse effect.

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  6. hi.. thanx for all those mudras,,

    i have shl ( sudden hearing loss ) in my left ear..

    my ent spltst told tat my hearing could not be regained..

    so which 1 of these mudra 'll be helpful for me...

    waiting deadly...

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  7. Mudras definitely work.....I am a keen follower of mudra therapy. The word is "patience". You cant expect instant fixes but gradually conditions will improve. The trick here is to stay with it. Unlike allopathy where you pop in a pill and you sigh with relief when your symptoms go away, mudra therapy works wonders with the root cause.

    Some great reads on mudras are "Gertrud Hirschi's book Mudras: Yoga in Your Hands"

    " Mudras For Healing: Mudra Vigyan A Way of Life by H. H. Acharya ..."

    The trouble with all of us is that we live in a "Fast World"...Fast food...but slow digestion..We have to stop and smell the roses and not just sprint past it..

    ramanathan
    Chennai
    shakthimantra@gmail.com

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  8. I dad read regarding mudras today only and decided to practice it and if any doubts iwill come back.

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  9. i am suffering from tinnitus (ringing int he ear) and my doctor told that there is a hole in the eardrum. and ( sudden hearing loss ) my hearing could not be regainedn my left ear. which mudra can cure my problem?

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    1. You can try doing the Shunya Mudra and see if you get any relief. A better way of healing tinnitus is doing chakra healing http://meowlife.blogspot.in/2007/10/chakra-meditation-and-healing.html. Tinnitus is related to problems in the sixth chakra.

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  10. i have pressure and diabetic what mudra can i perform.
    also please suggest me what mudra can be done for leg pain.

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  11. plzzz tell me a mudra to stop hair loss & regrow strong lustrous hair..i'm a girl of 22 yrs experiencing severe hair fall from past 1yr...recently i started doing pritvi,prana,prasanna mudras....r they beneficial..can i regrow my hair back by these....

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  12. Mudras bring about an evolution in our body. In my opinion, they are one of the most powerful form of exercise. Medicines have side effects but mudras don't! No money spent. Life energy gained! I have 3 kids, one elder daughter of 7 yrs and now twin of 10 months (girl & boy). And I am proud to say that all three are accupressure and mudra babies! My deliveries were normal. My twins were born after completion of 9 months 4 days- full term. All my babies were born healthy. I think every body should practice mudras daily for atleast 1 hour. You could be working with one hand and you can still keep the other hand fingers in mudra. No problem.Eat a balanced diet and drink lots of water. The results will be obvious no sooner than you realize!! Doctors' visits will lessen. And there are mudras for every part/organ of our body. Just do them right and you'll be on top of the world with good health and peaceful mind!!

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    1. Will you tell me what accupressure and mudras u did during pregnancy

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  13. hi these ten mudras are really great have been doing it for last couple of years and found it very usefull. shan

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  14. is there any adverse effect if we donot do this properly or if we are doing it continously after the disease is cured also. if we have to consult any doctor before doing this?

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  15. You can ask your doctor about this before doing mudra exercises. Generally, most doctors will not object to anyone doing mudra exercises, unless they have some problem with their hands or some other rare problem!

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  16. great mudras practising for 2 days i feel great change in my body and mind . I get confidence after the practise . I need to know any mudras availabel for leg .


    Balaji

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  17. These are very beneficial for health

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  18. these mudras really work esp the heart mudra works faster than GTN..

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    1. You can try doing the Shunya Mudra and see if it helps. A better way of healing tinnitus is doing chakra healing http://meowlife.blogspot.in/2007/10/chakra-meditation-and-healing.html. Tinnitus is related to problems in the sixth chakra and can be solved by meditating about 'dark blue' light, and saying the mantra 'Aum'.

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  20. Can surya mudra be performed during pregnancy

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  21. I am 21 yrs old. How fast can we gain weight by prithvi mudra. Are results visible in a month?

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  22. I am 40 years old. Weight 78 Kg. Suffering from Blood-pressure, diabetic and cervical spondylitis. What mudra can i perform and upto which duration. Also please suggest me what mudra can be done for leg pain.

    Thanx
    Damini

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  23. Hi sir/Madam upto how much kgs can we reduce in a year by practising Surya mudra .please reply

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