Ladies and gentlemen, can I ask you something? Well, I’ll do it anyways – would you believe us if we tell you that it’s possible to reach a state of peace and harmony just with your hands? The answer to this question is YES! Yes, it’s possible to reach a state of peace and harmony just with your hands, and this technique is called Mudra or so-called “Hand Yoga”. This technique is extremely effective due to the huge amount of nerve endings in our fingers and the positive effect they provide when pressed in a specific way. And, in my personal opinion, the best thing about this technique is that these exercises can be done anywhere and at any time of day. You just need a few minutes of your time to reach a state of absolute relaxation. It’s very simple, you just have to follow the simple instructions. Take a look at the article below and find out more about this.
- GYAN MUDRA FOR HEALING (MUDRA OF KNOWLEDGE):
The first mudra is Gyan mudra or The Mudra of Knowledge. Here’s what you need to do – sit in a lotus posture and keep your hand on your knee. Touch your thumb tip with your index finger tip and keep the remaining three fingers free like straight or close. People, this mudra will help you relax your mind and it will improve the ability to concentrate. It will also keep you brain power sharp and smart. And, one last thing – its regular practice will help you reduce stress and depression.
- VAYU MUDRA (MUDRA OF AIR):
Directions – fold your index finger towards your palm. Then, press with the base of thumb. And now, you need to extend the other three fingers – as much as possible. The experts say that this mudra will help you eliminate the excessive gas from your body. It will also provide instant relief with flatulence, constipation, cervical spondylitis, arthritis etc.
- PRITHVI MUDRA FOR HEALING (MUDRA OF EARTH):
How to perform the Prithvi mudra – touch the tip of your ring finger with tip of thumb and then pressing the both fingers with each other then kept the remaining fingers extended out. It will help you balance the element of Earth in your body, lose weight, proper blood circulation, digestion rate and vitamin deficiency associated problems.
- AGNI MUDRA (MUDRA OF FIRE):
The Agni mudra is connected with the fire element in your body. Directions – close the ring finger towards palm and press second phalanx with thumb base and rest of the fingers keep extend out side like straight. Ladies and gentlemen, practice this mudra early in the morning with empty stomach. This mudra will help you reduce the levels of bad cholesterol in your body, reduce your fat, boost your metabolism and super-charge your immune system. And, be careful – people who suffer from acidity shouldn’t practice this mudra.
- JAL MUDRA (VARUNA MUDRA/ MUDRA OF WATER):
Directions – touch the little finger tip with tip of thumb and don’t press the fingers and then keep rest of the fingers straight. The best sitting position is the cross-legged. This mudra will improve your blood circulation and reduce body aches. It will also help you bring back the taste sensations and help you with dry mouth.
- SHUNYA MUDRA (MUDRA OF EMPTINESS):
How to perform the Shunya mudra – just press the first phalanx of your middle with the baste of the thumb. It’s very useful for ENT (Ear, Nose, Tongue) problems, vertigo and motion sickness.
- PRANA HEALING (MUDRA MUDRA OF LIFE):
And last, but not least important – the mudra of Life (Prana mudra)! Directions – just bend your little finger and ring finger then touch these two fingers tips to tip of thumb. This and mudra will make you feel more energetic and it will help you boost your immune system as well. Performing this mudra will also help you prevent tiredness, cure eye problems and increase eye power.
Sources and References included in this article – Healthy Life Tricks, How to Use the 7 Mudras