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May 19, 2014

Basic Mudras

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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: A mudra of knowledge, it enhances the knowledge. The tip of thumb correlates to the pituitary and endocrine glands. When you press these centers with the index finger the two glands work actively.

Time duration: No particular time duration for this mudra. You can practice while sitting, standing or lying on a bed whenever and wherever you have time.

Benefits: Increases memory power and sharpens the brain, Enhances concentration and prevents insomnia, when practiced regularly, it will relieve psychological disorders like Hysteria, Anger and Depression

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: Reduces all physical weaknesses.

Time duration: Has no particular time duration. Practice it any time.

Benefits: Helps to increase weight for weak life-force people, Improves the complexion of skin and makes the skin glow, Promotes body functionality

Varuna Mudra – Mudra of Water

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

Specialty: Balances the water content and prevents all diseases which come due to lack of water.

Time duration: Has no specific time duration.

Benefits: Retains clarity in blood by balancing water content in the body

Prevents the pain of Gastroenteritis and Muscle Shrinkage

Vayu Mudra – Mudra of Air

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

Specialty: Prevents diseases that occur due to imbalances in the air.

Time duration: The practice of this mudra for 45 minutes reduces the severity of disease in 12 to 24 hours. For better results practice for 40-60 days.

Benefits: Relieves Rheumatism, Arthritis, Gout, Parkinson’s disease and paralysis without any medicine, Useful for Cervical Spondilytis, paralysis of the face, and pressure on nerves in neck, Relieves gas pressure in the stomach

Shunya Mudra – Mudra of Emptiness

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

Specialty: Reduces the dullness in the body.

Time duration: One can practice this for 40 to 60 minutes daily until relieved.

Benefits: Relieves an earache within 4 or 5 minutes, Useful for the deaf and mentally challenged.

Surya Mudra – Mudra of the Sun

Method: Bend the ring finger and press it with thumb.

Specialty: Correlates to the thyroid gland.

Time duration: Practice twice daily for 5 to 15 minutes.

Benefits: Reduces cholesterol in body and helps in reducing weight

Reduces anxiety, Corrects or relieves indigestion

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, this improves the life force. The weak become strong. Reduces clumps in blood vessels. Practiced regularly this promotes physical activity.

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

Benefits: Improves immunity, Improves the power of the eyes and reduces eye related issues, Relieves vitamin deficiency and fatigue

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: Plays an important role in our health as it regulates the excretory system. Note: Your health and wellness is absolutely dependant on the rapid removal of systemic waste. Toxicity can be mitigated if removed from the body rapidly.

Time duration: Practice daily for 45 minutes, but practicing for longer period yields more benefits.

Benefits: Regulates diabetes, Relieves constipation and piles, Helps establish regular excretion of solid waste

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 the little finger is stretched out.

Specialty: Benefits the heart and works like an injection in the reduction of heart attack. Reduces the gas content in body.

Time duration: Practice as many times as you can. Heart patients and BP patients can practice twice for 15 minutes daily for better results.

Benefits: Strengthens the heart and regularizes palpitation, Regulates excretory system, Relieves gastric issues

Linga Mudra – Mudra of Heat

Method: Interlock the fingers of both 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: Generates heat in the body. Take milk, ghee, more water and fruit juices in addition to the practice of this mudra for many benefits.

Time duration: Practice any time. But do not over-practice as it produces heat in the body. It can cause excessive sweating even in winter.

Benefits: Stops production of phlegm and gives power to lungs, Relieves severe cold and bronchial infections, Invigorates the body

Thumb – Fire; Index – Air; Middle – Ether or Space; Ring – Earth; Pinky -Water.

Can be performed at any time in any way, sitting, standing, walking or travelling. Maximum benefit is by doing it in sitting posture, especially in sukhasana (easy pose), vajrasana, or padmasana.

In the initial phase mudras should be performed for at least 10 minutes and then can be extended to 30 minutes to 1 hour. It is not necessary to leave all your normal work for 1 hour to perform mudras as it can be done at any time, any place, and in any posture, even if you can’t perform all at one stretch you can practice in 2-3 installments.


Vayu Mudra prevents heavy eyelids – 3 times a day before meals for 15 min.

Varuna Mudra for burning, dry eyes – Sit (palms on knees) and practice for 3x a day, 10-15 min

Gyan Mudra for weak eyesight and retina – 3x a day 15 min

Surya or Prithvi Mudra (Cataract) – 3x at least 10 min, seated facing east

Jala Samhar Mudra (excess tears, phlegm)- Press down on little finger, 2-3x – 15 times per session

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