5 types of Yoga Mudras to stay Healthy

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Everyone wants to stay fit and miles away from diseases. Hardly there will be someone, who wills to get affected from diseases. Our ancient sages and saints taught us that, in your body there are certain points which are like the epicentre to curb any disease. Today we will be talking the same. Our concerned topic will be 5 types of Yoga Mudras to stay Healthy and fit always.

In Yoga and Pranayama, mudras plays a vital role. Those are called Yoga mudras. You must have also noticed, while doing a pranayamas or yoga you have to fold your hand in a specific pose. Many of us thinks it as the simple rule, but it is not simple as we think. Those yoga mudras helps the correct flow of energy which results in their respective benefits. Here we will be seeing 5 of those mudras.

Yoga is not only an exercise but a form of spiritual practice to improve you physical, mental and spiritual well-being. It doesn’t only refer to twisting and curling your body into different shapes and poses, but it also involves some specific mudras posed during meditations. Mudras mean gestures adopted during pranayamas and meditations that directs flow of energy into our body. Yogic tantras say that these mudra yoga techniques stimulate different areas of the brain.

5 Yoga Mudras for Health benefits:-

Gyan Mudra health benefits

Gyan Mudra health benefits

1. Gyan Mudra-

This is the first yoga mudra pose known as Gyan Mudra or the Mudra of Knowledge.This is the most basic yoga mudra that stands for knowledge and concentration. You will have to do this mudra in the morning while being seated in padmasana. This mudra improves concentration, cures insomnia and helps you to manage anger problems. This is one of the common yoga mudra and is mostly performed. One who practice it daily stays way from psychological and mental problems

2. Vayu Mudra-

Vayu Mudra for health

Vayu Mudra for health

It is also known as the gesture of Calmness. The practice of this mudra for 45 minutes reduces the severity of the disease in 12 to 24 hours. For better results practice it for two months. It clears blood by balancing water content in the body and relieves muscular pain & gastric pain. 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.

3. Aakash Mudra-

Akash Mudra for health

Akash Mudra

Aakash Mudra is better known to lighten up your body and mind.When the tips of the thumb and middle finger are joined together keeping little, ring and index finger straight Akash Mudra is formed. Akash Mudra is also known as “space Mudra” or Jupiter Mudra”. The Akash refers to the space element. It has numerous benefits like it clears the respiratory problems, activates you from inside, beneficial for bone disease, osteoporosis and many more like that.

4. Prithivi Mudra-

Prithivi Mudra

Prithivi Mudra

Tip of the ring finger touches the tip of the thumb, with the other three fingers stretched out. It reduces all physical weaknesses. It has no particular duration, it can be according to your will and timing. Prithvi Vardhak Mudra (Prithvi – earth, Vardhak – to enhance), Agni Shaamak Mudra (Agni – Fire, Shaamak – to suppress) etc are some of is names. 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.

5. Varuna Mudra-

Varuna Mudra for health

Varuna Mudra for health

Varun mudra is very effective to increase water element in the body.Due its impact on a Jal(water)element in the body, it is also called as jal-vardhak mudra. 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.Varun mudrā increases water element it helps to overcome dryness of eyes and mouth, throat and intestines.

As our body also consists of three elements; Vata. Pitta and Kapha; and the three of them needs to be in balance. In the same way our body also needs to be in balance. Cure up your body with these Yoga mudras. These are quite easy to perform and filled with benefits. Take care and live well!

 

She is a learner and health conscious person. She is always interested in seeking knowledge regarding Ayurveda, herbal medicine and Yoga to cure any health ailments naturally.
She holds a Bachelor Degree in Alternative Medicine.

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  1. Naseem Aziz June 17, 2017

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