Top 10 Mudras and Benefits of Yoga

  • Yoga postures that are beneficial for keeping you balanced and healthy.

 

When you do yoga asanas by bending your hands in different ways, they are called ‘mudras’. It is said that asanas can affect the physical, emotional and spiritual energy

of your body. It was a very common practice in the past and was used by both spiritual Buddhist Hindus and Buddhists, yogis and other meditation practitioners use yoga postures. In North India, such as Kathak, in South India, Kathak or Kathakali, Mohiniattam, Bharatanatyam or Kuchipudi, Gotipua dance etc. are widely used.

 

  • Yoga Mudras

 

Some yoga postures are very common which are mainly used.

 

  • Gyan Mudra (currency of knowledge)

 

How to: Use your index finger to touch the thumb, and keep your other fingers straight.

Benefits: Improves your creativity, memory, and knowledge. It brings clarity in thoughts and prevents insomnia.

Practice: You can do any time sitting, standing, or lying in bed.

 

  • Varuna Mudra (water posture)

 

How to: Use your little finger to touch the thumb, and keep your other fingers straight.

Benefits: It helps in balancing your emotional state, helps during cramps and constipation, while also controlling the menstrual cycle. You can join 200 hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh to learn more about yoga mudras.

Practice: Do this three times every day for 15 minutes.

 

  • Vayu mudra (vayu mudra)

 

How to: Use your thumb and wrap it around the index finger. Keep the rest of the fingers straight.

Benefits: Helps during anxiety and stress. If you are impatient and indecent, you can use it.

Practice: Do this three times every day for 10-15 minutes.

 

  • Prithvi Mudra (Earth’s currency)

 

How to: Use your ring finger and touch the thumb. Keep other fingers straight.

Benefits: Increases vitality, improves your physical and spiritual elements. It enhances the functionality of your body. It is also a great yoga asana for constipation.

Practice: Can be done anytime.

 

  • Zero posture

 

How to: Use the tip of your thumb and wrap it on the middle finger. Keep the rest of the fingers straight.

Benefits: If you have earache, you can use this mudra. It also helps to reduce

lethargy, increase your confidence and mental feeling.

Practice: Do this daily for 40 to 60 minutes. If you have ear pain, do it 4 to 5

minutes daily.

 

  • Surya Mudra (Sun’s currency)

 

How to: Use the ring finger and bend it using your thumb. Keep the rest of the

fingers straight.

Benefits: It helps to stimulate the thyroid gland, improves your digestive system. It

also helps in weight loss, reducing stress.

Practice: Do this twice daily for 5 to 15 minutes.

 

  • Prana Mudra (Life’s currency)

 

How to: Use your ring finger and pinky fingers. Fold them both to meet the thumb.

Keep your index and middle point straight.

Benefits: Improves vitality, brings stability in your mind, body and soul. It also

improves your immunity and motivation. It is helpful in removing laziness from your body.

Practice: Can be done anytime.

 

  • Apan Mudra (Digestive Pose)

 

How to: Use your middle and ring finger and tilt it under the thumb. Keep the rest of

your fingers straight.

Benefits: It controls your excretory system and improves your bowel movement. It

also helps in relieving constipation and hemorrhoids.

 

Practice: Do this daily for 45 minutes.

 

  • Vayu mudra (heart posture)

 

How to: Use your index finger and bend it to touch the tip of the thumb. To touch the

end of the thumb, your middle and ring finger should be bent. Keep your pinky straight.

Benefits: Improves your communication system. You have the ability to heal your

heart, especially heartburn. It can also help reduce the gas problem.

Practice: You can do this twice a day for 15 minutes.

 

  • Linga mudra (summer pose)

 

How to: For this, use both your hands. In addition to the thumb of the left hand, poin

to them, which should be pointing upwards. Take it using your right thumb and wrap

it around  your left thumb so that it touches the index finger of the right hand.

Benefits: It helps to stimulate body heat, reduce phlegm and congestion. It is also

good for your respiratory system.

Practice: You can do this mudra at any time, but do not do it more