Mudras: 8 Yoga Hand Signs That Can Heal You Completely…

Mudras: 8 Yoga Hand Signs That Can Heal You Completely

In the hustle of life, oftentimes we leave behind our peace of mind. For patients and relief in everyday life, many people have adopted the art of yoga in their lifestyle. Yoga has become a part of their routine now. Those who perform it regularly, know the importance of the asanas and mudras in yoga. They know how something “magical” happens through Yoga. The yoga techniques work towards one’s wholesome development. If performed with precision, they can be extremely beneficial in every aspect. The relaxed state of mind that Yoga facilitates can lead to many virtues that follow.

Yoga has a variety of therapies to treat various ailments and most of them can be performed any time of the day. These ancient techniques might be the key to the cipher of your life’s happiness. Mudras are one of those techniques. There are almost 100 of mudras developed since the centuries until now.

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What is a Mudra?

The literal meaning of mudra is a gesture. Mudras are the gestures formed during the pranayama and the meditation process to direct the flow of energy properly into the subject’s body. One’s body is said to be made of five elements (air, water, earth, fire, and space). Hands are supposed to hold this energy and so, the hand sign yoga is a way of manipulating these forms of energy. Many people say that our health is in our hands, and it’s true to a large extent. Given below is the elemental structure of our hands and what each finger represents.

  • Index Finger: The index finger represents the element of air. It represents the individual soul, self-worth, mental state, lungs, heart chakra, large intestine, sadness, depression, and grief.
  • Middle Finger: It represents Space (or heaven), throat chakra, heart’s circulatory and respiratory systems, responsibility, impatience/hastiness, and ego.
  • Ring Finger: Ring finger is a representative of Earth. Also, root chakra, liver, gall bladder, nervous system, anger, illusion, and relationships.
  • Little Finger: Water is represented by the little finger. It also represents the second chakra, kidneys, fear, communication, and karma.
  • Thumb: Thumb is a representative of fire and self-assertion, worry, stomach, and the Supreme Soul.

Hence, in this way, each finger holds energy points for each element it represents. And so, the yoga hand signs or mudras are beneficial in the ailments of your physical and mental state’s issues. Below are the usual yet common yoga hand signs that everybody should perform daily in order to treat and keep their physical and mental state well.

Anjali Mudra (Mudra of Salutation)

Bringing the palms together connects the left and right hemispheres of the brain. Anjali mudra increases your self-respect and also the respect you hold for others. It’s the best remedy for increased anxiety and stress levels. If anyone wants to enter the extreme meditating state, they should practice Anjali mudra daily. Also, it is good to treat diabetic patients.

Adi Mudra (Primal Mudra)

If you are suffering from the habit of snoring, make Adi Mudra a part of your yoga regime. It helps to reduce the snores gradually by improving the flow of oxygen ideal for relaxation of your nervous system and also improves the function of lungs.

Prithvi Mudra (Mudra of Earth)

This is one of the prime mudras for people seeking spirituality. It helps to calm the mind and make it free from irrelevant beliefs and thoughts. The Prithvi mudra is beneficial in strengthening the body and decreases exhaustion. It balances the elements of body.

Vayu Mudra (Mudra of Air)

Vayu Mudra is favorable for people suffering from chronic rheumatic conditions. It helps to get rid of arthritis, paralysis, cervical spondylitis, and the very painful disease gout. And, as the name suggests, it helps to balance the air inside the body. If someone feels uneasy after having the meal, they should practice the Vayu mudra. In fact, for people suffering from tremors of Parkinson’s disease, this mudra asana is extremely helpful.

Varun Mudra (Mudra of Water)

Varun Mudra is useful in balancing the water content in the body by activating the fluid circulation. It also makes the vocal chords clearer and facilitates improved communication. It’s also beneficial in skin problems. Performing Varun mudra will make your skin glow naturally and will leave it spotless.

Surya a.k.a. Agni Mudra (Mudra of Fire)

As the name suggests, this mudra is helpful in generating heat in the body. If you feel very cold during the cold weather, this is the one ideal mudra for you. Surya Mudra helps in improving the metabolism of body and aids in digestion issues. In addition, it works to reduce the excessive fat content in your body.

Chin a.k.a. Gyan Mudra (Mudra of Knowledge)

Gyan Mudra, like Hakini Mudra (mentioned below), stimulates the brain power and its concentration level. For those seeking knowledge of the inner soul and ultimate relief, this mudra is the most fitting. It activates the diaphragm and improves respiration. To many, it has served the purpose of connecting the supreme soul to their soul and unify with ‘the ultimate’.

Hakini Mudra (Mudra of Power)

Hakini Mudra or the mudra for mind and power helps to boost the memory power and to ameliorate the coordination between left and right hemispheres of the brain. In addition, it develops a connection with the third eye chakra and promotes the power of instincts. Also, it energizes the brain and helps in increasing the concentration level. Let the art of yoga be a part of your life. Yoga is the key to unlocking the door of peace of mind, harmony in body, and relaxation of a soul.


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