10 Mudras for Amazing Health Benefits
Image6. Surya Mudra
Bend the ring finger and press it with thumb. It stimulates the thyroid gland.
Duration: Practice it daily twice for 5 to 15 minutes.
Benefits: It reduces cholesterol in body and helps in reducing weight, reduces anxiety & corrects indigestion problems.
7. Prana Mudra (Mudra of Life):Image
Bend ring finger and little finger and touch the tip of thumb with their tips keeping the remaining two fingers stretched. As it is the mudra of life, it improves the quality of life by increasing strength. It also removes free radicals from blood.
Duration: No specific duration. One can practice it for any length of time.
Benefits: It improves immunity. Improves the eye sight and helps in other disorders of eyes. It improves the vitamin deficiency and hence fatigue also.
Image8. Apana Mudra
The tip of middle finger and ring finger touches the tip of thumb while the other two fingers are stretched out. It plays an important role in our health as it regulates the excretory system.
Duration: Practice it daily for 45 minutes, but practice for longer time yields more benefits.
Benefits: It helps to regulate diabetes. It cures constipation and piles.
9. Apana Vayu Mudra
The tips of the middle finger and ring finger touches the tip of thumb, while the index finger touches the base of thumb and little Imagefinger stretched out. It benefits the heart and its practice during the attack of angina definitely helps to improve the coronary circulation and pain of angina is relieved within few minutes. It helps to reduce the gas formation in the body.
Duration: It can be practiced for any length of time. Heart patients and Hypertensive patients can practice it for 15 minutes daily twice in days for better results.
Benefits: It strengthens the heart and regularizes palpitation. It regulates excretory system. It redeems gastric trouble
10. Linga Mudra Image
Interlock the fingers of both the 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. It generates heat in our body. Take milk, ghee, more water and fruit juices in addition to practice of this mudra for much benefits.
Duration: Can be practiced for 15 minutes daily. But don't practice it a lot as it produces heat in the body and can cause excessive sweating.
Benefits: It checks production of phlegm and strengthens lungs. It cures severe cold and many bronchial disorders. It amazingly invigorates the body, if you want to see the results, start its practice from today!

How to start each Mudra session

1. Wash your hands with water.
2. Then rub your hands against each other about 10 times and hold hands before your Navel Chakra (this will help energy to flow in your hands).
3. When fingers touch the pressure exerted should always be very light and the hands should be relaxed.
4. Mudras can be done in any position. One can be seated, standing, lying down and even walking.
5. The body should be loose and relaxed and cantered. It is important not to be tense because that will hinder the flow of energy.
6. After preparing for the practicing session, there are the following ways to practice the same:
7. If you are seated, sit with your back straight, either with legs crossed or on a straight-backed chair.
8. Put your fingers together as described in each Mudra. Just exert that much pressure to feel the flow of energy.
9. Go slow with the Mudras. You should not rush into them but try a few with patience.

Dr Sanjeev Sood is working as Professor & Head of Panchakarma Department, Dayanand Ayurvedic College, Jalandhar, India and Visiting Faculty to European Institute For Research in Ayurveda [EISRA] - Holland, International Cooperated University of Ayurveda [ICAU], Medicarom – Romania. Dr Sood is author of eBooks on Nadi Pariksha [Pulse Diagnosis] and Yoga for Better Health.
This articles was Published in October 2008 issue of "DAV’s Ayurveda for Holistic Health"



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