Mudras

Mudras

There are done using hands and fingers. Mudras is expression of feelings which is used in different fields like 1. Expression of feelings in dance 2. During the worship 3. In Yogabhayasa.

Mudrameansseal. InordertospecifythemindandmakeitstagnantMudrasareused. Mudrasindicatetheregionofholesinthebodyandhowtosetrightsuchholes.ManyMudrasareusedinPranayamalikeChinmudra,NasikaMudra,ChinmayaMudra,AdiMudra,BrahmaMudra,ShanmukhiMudraetc.,

TypesofMudras

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Kriya Mudra

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SimhaMudra,BhujanganaMudra,AshwiniMudraareusedinpurificationtechniques.

2.

Asana Mudras

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Yoga Mudra, Maha Mudra are used in Yogasanas.

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Pranayama Mudras

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These are used to control our breath and to control our internal powers. Eg : Chinmudra, Nasika Mudra, Chinmaya Mudra, Bhahma Mudra, Kaki Mudra etc.

4.

Power flowing Mudras

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are used to awaken the hidden powers

Eg : Vajroli Mudra.

5.

Kriya Mudras

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Used in mediation, Namaskara Mudra, Abhaya Mudra, Shiva’s Mudra, Bhairavi Mudra, etc.,

6.

Jnana Mudra

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Used by sages and experts.

7.

Hasta Mudras

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Soorya Mudre, Garuda Mudre, Shanka, Trishula, Naga, Chakra, Mushti Mudres.

SomeImportantMudras(ForHealth)BriefDetails:-

JnanaMudra

Method:-Touchthetipofthethumbtothetipoftheindexfinger,withtheotherthreefingersstraight.(Stretchedout)ThereisnoparticulartimedurationforthisMudra.

Benefits:-ThisisMudraofknowledgeincreasesmemorypowerandsharpnessthebrain.Improvetheconcentrationregularpracticecontrolallpsychologicaldisorders.(eg.Depression,Anger,Hysteria)

Vayu Mudra (Mudra of Air)

Benefits:-IthelpstocureArthritis,Gout,Rheumatism,ParalysisandParkinson’sdisease.Ifcorrectthedisorderofgasinthestomach.Itisusefulforcervicalspondliytis,paralysistoface.

Method:-Indexfingerkeeptobaseofthethumb.Presswiththumbkeepingtheotherthreefingersstraight.

ApanaMudra(MudrasofDigestion)

Method:-Thetipsofmiddlefingerandringfingertouchtothetipofthumbfinger.Othertwofingersarestraight.

Time :- 20 to 40 minutes. Practice for longer time gets more 3 benefits.

Benefits:-Ifcontroldiabetes.Ithelpstocuresconstipationandpilesproblem.Ithelpsexertingthenormalwasteregularly.

Surya Mudra (Mudra of Sun)

Benefits:-IfreducescholesterolinbodyandhelpsinreducingweightreducesAnxiety.IfcorrectlyIndigestionproblem.SharpnesstheentireinThyroidgland.

Method:-Bendtheringfingerwiththehelpofthumb.

Shunya Mudra

Benefits:-Itrelievesanearache.Itisusefullforthedeafandmentallychallenged.Butnotinformones.Dullness&Bodywillreduce.

Method:-KeepthemiddlefingeratthemountofVenusandpressitwiththumbpracticeof40to60minutes.Dailyuntiltobecuredfromthedisease.

Varuna Mudra (Mudra of Water)

Benefits:- Balances the water content in the body removes the roughness of the skin. Pimples problem will control. Handsome free-willget.

Prevents the pain of Gastroenteritis and Muscle shrinkage.

But person with excessive cough and cold should not perform this mudra for alonger duration.

Method:- Touch the tip of the little finger with tip of thumb. Other three fingers stretched out.

Varuna Mudra has no specific time duration.

Prithvi Mudra

In this Mudra touch the tip of the ring finger with the tip of the thumb. Other three finger stretching out

Benefits:-If reduce all physical weakness. It increases weight. Keep the mind cool and help store moves vitamin deficiency of the body. Help to cure digestive problem makes the skin to glow. If makes the body active by keeping healthy.

Shankha Mudra

The left thumb should held in the right first and then the left index finger should touch the right thumb.

Benefit:-Digestion,ThyroidGlands,Throat,Enhancesqualityofvoice.

Prana Mudra (Mudra of life)

Benefits:- If improves immunity. Helps to improve the eyes power, reduces eye related diseases. If removes the vitamin deficiency and fatigue. Improves power of life. Weak people become strong & action.

No specific time duration.

Method:- Tip of the thumb finger touch to tip of the ring I litter finger. Other fingers are straight.

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