10 Mudras for Amazing Health Benefits

Health in Your Hand

Dr Sanjeev Sood
Body organs including glands and nerves get stimulated through Mudras. These processes are of great significance in Hatha-Yoga for the sake of physical health and peace of mind. They are extremely useful for the health of various organs, glands and the nervous system. They exercise a control on the physical parts of the body and are particularly essential for concentration of mind. Different diseases and maladies of the body can also be cured by exercising Mudras and Bandhas. According to the masters of Hatha-Yoga, Mudras are helpful in awakening the kundalini power. If you practice these mudras regularly you can see the wonderful health benefits.
1. Gyan Mudra Image
Touch the tip of the thumb to the tip of the index finger, with the other three fingers stretched out.
It is a mudra of knowledge, it enhances the knowledge. The tip of thumb has centres of pituitary and endocrine glands. When we press these centres by index finger the two glands work actively.
Duration: There is no particular duration for this mudra. You can practice it in sitting, standing or lying on bed whenever and wherever you have time.
Benefits: Increases memory and sharpens the brain. Enhances concentration and prevents Insomnia. If practiced regularly it cures many psychological disorders like Hysteria, Anxiety and Depression
Image2. Prithvi Mudra
Tip of the ring finger touches the tip of the thumb, with the other three fingers stretched out. It reduces all physical weaknesses.
Duration: It has no particular duration, can be practiced for any length of time.
Benefits: It helps to increase the weight of weak people and improves the complexion of skin and makes the skin to glow. It improves the overall health and enhances the activeness.
3. Varuna Mudra Image
Tip of little finger touches the tip of thumb, with the other three fingers stretched out. It balances the water content and prevents all diseases which come due to water imbalance.
Duration: It has no specific duration and one can practice it according to available time.
Benefits: It clears blood by balancing water content in the body and relieves muscular pain & gastric pain.
Image4. Vayu Mudra
Keep the index finger on the base of the thumb and press with thumb keeping the other three fingers straight. It prevents all the diseases that occur due to the imbalance of the air.
Duration: The practice of this mudra is recommended for 45 minutes. For better results it should be practiced for minimum two months.
Benefits: It helps to cure Rheumatism, Arthritis, Gout, Parkinson's disease and paralysis. It is useful for Cervical Spondylitis, facial paralysis and spasm of neck muscles.
Image5. Shunya Mudra
Keep the middle finger at the mount of Venus and press it with thumb. It reduces the dullness in our body.
Duration: One can practice it for 40 to 60 minutes daily.
Benefits: It relieves an earache within 4 or 5 minutes. It is useful for the hearing impairment and mentally challenged.



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