Mudras Guide: How Your Fingers Can Heal You
25
August

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /


Mudras Guide: How Your Fingers Can Heal You Most people associate yoga with a person sitting
in the lotus position, hands on their knees with their forefinger and thumb touching. This positioning of the fingers is called
“Mudra” and just like pressure points, this technique can affect our physical and
emotional state. Mudras have been known in the East for thousands
of years, not only in meditation or yoga, but also as part of treatment for various
physical and mental ailments. At times, people put their fingers in the
mudra position without even knowing it. There are hundreds of mudra variations, some
which include your head, hands and body, each one helping with different ailments. This list will show you the 10 easiest mudras
that you can perform anywhere and at any time – simply choose the one that corresponds to
your problem and stick to it for a few days until you feel better. Please note that there is no need to apply
pressure to your fingers. Perform these exercises with both hands simultaneously,
preferably while sitting down. 1. Gyan Mudra (Knowledge) The tip of your forefinger touches the tip
of the thumb while the rest of the fingers remain straight. Targets: This mudra stimulates the pituitary
gland, which controls your metabolism, as well as your sleep cycles. Gyan helps improve your memory, prevents insomnia,
provides clarity of mind and can help in preventing dementia. Perform for 30-45 minutes every day, or for
10-15 minutes three times a day. 2. Prithvi Mudra (Earth) The tip of the thumb touches the tip of your
ring finger, while the rest of the fingers remain straight. Targets: Prithvi helps you with physical and
mental weaknesses, prevents chronic lethargy, provides an energy boost and reduces the symptoms
of osteoporosis. Other benefits include prevention of dryness
of the skin, rashes, aging, hair loss, and even stomach ulcers. Perform for 30-45 minutes every day, or for
10-15 minutes three times a day. 3. Varuna Mudra (Water) The tip of the pinky touches the tip of the
thumb, while the rest of the fingers remain straight. Targets: Varuna helps balance your mental
state, as well as your bodily fluids (it prevents dryness of the eyes, mouth, digestive system
and skin). This mudra also aids in stopping cramps and
constipation, as well as regulating the menstrual cycle and other hormonal irregularities in
women. On top of all these benefits, it can prevent
joint degradation, anemia, and may even improve your sense of taste. Perform for 45 minutes every day, or for 15
minutes three times a day. Avoid if you’re dealing with excess water
retention. 4. Vayu Mudra (Air) The thumb holds the forefinger down, while
the rest of the fingers remain straight. Targets: Vayu helps reduce stress and anxiety,
as well as the intensity of your voice. It aids in decision making and impatience,
shyness, unease, the hiccups, cramps, dizziness, and even Parkinson’s symptoms. Perform for 30-45 minutes every day, or for
10-15 minutes three times a day. 5. Shunya Mudra (Emptiness) The thumb holds the middle finger down while
the rest of the fingers remain straight. Targets: Shunya is effective for earaches
and serves as a confidence booster. This position also prevents a feeling of emptiness,
tinnitus, and even vertigo. In cases of severe earache, vertigo or numbness
of a limb, perform this mudra until the problem is solved. Perform for 30-45 minutes every day, or for
10-15 minutes three times a day. Note that experts recommend stopping once
the problem is over. 6. Surya Mudra (Sun) The thumb holds the ring finger down while
the rest of the fingers remain straight. Targets: This mudra helps reactivate the thyroid,
assists weight loss and revitalizes the digestive system. It also aids in reducing stress and anxiety,
while keeping you focused on your goals. Another benefit of the Surya is in keeping
you warm if you’re suffering from chills. Perform for 30-45 minutes every day, or for
10-15 minutes three times a day. Pay attention to your body temperature while
in this position, and stop once your body starts to get too warm. 7. Prana Mudra (Life) The tips of the ring finger and pinky touch
your thumb while the rest of the fingers remain straight. Targets: Prana helps strengthen your mind
and can boost your motivation. It also improves your eyesight, reduces tiredness
and depression, and boosts the immune system. Perform for 30-45 minutes every day, or for
10-15 minutes three times a day. 8. Apana Mudra (Digestion) The middle and ring fingers are held by the
thumb. Targets: Apana helps regulate your kidneys
and intestines, thus aiding in cleaning your body from toxins and preventing constipation. Other benefits are the prevention of nausea
and vomiting, as well as a burning sensation while urinating. This position is particularly useful for diabetics
as it regulates blood glucose levels. Perform for 30-45 minutes every day, or for
10-15 minutes three times a day. 9. Apana Vayu Mudra (Heart) The forefinger touches the base of the thumb
while the middle and ring fingers are held by the thumb. The pinky remains straight. Targets: Apana Vayu helps prevent heart diseases
and other heart-related problems. In addition, it prevents gas and heartburn. Perform for 30-45 minutes every day, or for
10-15 minutes three times a day. If you’ve experienced heart problems in
the past, it is particularly recommended to practice this position daily. 10. Linga Mudra (Heat) Interlock your fingers while keeping the left
thumb straight. Wrap the left thumb with your forefinger and
right thumb, both of which should touch. Targets: Linga helps increase body temperature
and reduces phlegm and congestion. It strengthens the lungs and is particularly
effective in cases of a cold, flu, sinus infections and asthma. It is also known to boost men’s sexual virility. It is recommended that you do not practice
this mudra regularly, but rather only when you’re sick. Once the symptoms are gone, stop practicing
it.


40 thoughts on “Mudras Guide: How Your Fingers Can Heal You

  1. For an immediate stress relief, I put my middle finger up and fold the rest down
    I use this yoga finger pose specially while driving.

  2. It says to practice 30-45 minutes a day for most (or 3 times for 10-15 minutes). What do you mean? Can you do these mudras while you watch TV or drive? Or do you need to sit in meditation to get the benefits of the mudras? Thank you.

  3. I started practicing Gyan mudra from last 2 days and whenever I do it I hear whistles in my left year. Whistles goes away after some time of completion of mudra. Please if you could let me know whether this is normal? Also, when I should expect to see visible improvement in my memory and concentration?

  4. I started practicing Gyan mudra from last 2 days and whenever I do it I hear whistles in my left year. Whistles goes away after some time of completion of mudra. Please if you could let me know whether this is normal? Also, when I should expect to see visible improvement in my memory and concentration?

  5. These methods, Reiki and Chi really really work. I recommend them to everyone, but they aren't open to new beliefs or concepts.
    My life has been blown wide open, because of these methods. 💚

  6. It's benefits are amazingly fast it's my 2nd day n I have already started feeling its wonders. My anxiety and fear has gone and motivation rose. But is there anyone else who has experienced it's overwhelming effect on the mind? It's like getting it's overdose effect when for a moment you can't control your mind. Plz tell me what is this effect its just like the OD effect of marijuana

  7. I have done gyana ,prithivi and Varuna mudra without knowing what the fingers even mean.The most noticeable for me was gyana mudra.But when i unknowningly did any of three for more than 1 hour.I was feeling unstable and felt uncomfortable.So do it limited to your capacity.

  8. first time I see fingers spread out on several mudras; anyone know if one can do mudras while lying down in bed. or. do you have to sit (legs will hurt )(though he says we can sit in chair (greatt!)?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *