The positions of hands or ” mudras ” develop a very important role in the practice of yoga, so much so that they are known as “producers of joy.”
This is due to the great amount of nerve endings in the fingers which help us connect channels which allow energy circulation in the body when pressed in a specific way.
You can use your hands to reach the state of peace and harmony.
You can do the exercises anywhere and anytime of the day and you will relax in a few minutes.
1. GYAN MUDRA FOR HEALING (MUDRA OF KNOWLEDGE) :
How To Do :Peacefully sit in a lotus posture and keep your hand on knee then touch thumb tip with your index finger tip and keep the remaining three fingers free like straight or close.
This gyan hand mudra helps to relax your mind and improves the ability to concentrate better.
It keeps brain power sharp and smart.
It can cure insomnia (inability to sleep)
Regular practice can keep you stress relief and depression.
2. VAYU MUDRA (MUDRA OF AIR) :
How To Do :Fold Your index finger towards palm show like above image and the press with the base of thumb. And rest of the three fingers keep extend as much as possible.
This yoga mudra eliminates excessive gas from your body
It can gives relief in problems associated with the air element such as: Flatulence, constipation, cervical spondylitis, arthritis etc.
3. PRITHVI MUDRA FOR HEALING (MUDRA OF EARTH):
How To DoFirst of all you touch the tip of your ring finger with tip of thumb and then pressing the both fingers with each other then kept the remaining fingers extended out.
This mudra gesture balances the element Earth in your body.
It improves body weight, blood circulation, digestive power and vitamin deficiency associated problems.
4. AGNI MUDRA (MUDRA OF FIRE) :
How To Do :This mudra is related to fire element in your body. Close the ring finger towards palm and press second phalanx with thumb base and rest of the fingers keep extend out side like straight. Do it on early morning with empty stomach for best results. Who are suffering from acidity don’t do this Agni mudra.
It helps to reduce the levels of Cholesterol in the body, reduces fats, improves metabolism and boosts the immune system.
5. JAL MUDRA (VARUNA MUDRA/ MUDRA OF WATER):
How To Do :This is very simple to follow and basic yoga mudra also. Simply touch the little finger tip with tip of thumb and don’t press the fingers and then keep rest of the fingers straight like shown above picture. The preferable position is sitting with cross-legged.
It improves blood circulation, reduces body aches.
It helps in bringing back taste sensations and helps in reducing dryness of mouth.
6. SHUNYA MUDRA (MUDRA OF EMPTINESS):
How To Do :First phalanx of your middle finger should be pressed with thumb base.
It is helpful in ENT (Ear, Nose,Tongue) problems, vertigo and motion sickness.
7. PRANA HEALING (MUDRA MUDRA OF LIFE ):
How To Do :First you bend your little finger and ring finger then touch these two fingers tips to tip of thumb.
It makes you feel more energetic and helps boost the body’s immunity, too.
This can prevent tiredness
Cure the eye problems and increase eye power.
Source: Keep Your Body