5 types of Yoga Mudras to Stay Healthy

5 types of Yoga Mudras to stay Healthy
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What are Yoga Mudras

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

In Yoga and Pranayama, mudras play a vital role. Those are called Yoga mudras. You must have also noticed, that while doing pranayamas or yoga you have to fold your hand in a specific pose. Many of us think it as a simple rule, but it is not as simple as we think. Those yoga mudras help the correct flow of energy which results in their respective benefits. What are the 5 mudras and which mudra is most powerful? Let’s find out!

Yoga is an exercise and a form of spiritual practice to improve your 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 direct 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

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 which 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 practices it daily stays away from psychological and mental problems

gyan mudra

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 the 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 respiratory problems, activating you from the inside, beneficial for bone disease, osteoporosis, and many more.

4. Prithivi Mudra

Prithivi Mudra
Prithivi Mudra

The 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 its names. It helps to increase the weight of weak people improves the complexion of the skin and makes the skin 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 in increasing water elements in the body. Due to its impact on a Jal(water) element in the body, it is also called jal-vardhak mudra. The tip of the little finger touches the tip of the thumb, with the other three fingers stretched out. It balances the water content and prevents all diseases that come due to water imbalance. Varun mudrā increases water element it helps to overcome the dryness of the eyes and mouth, throat, and intestines.


Our body also consists of three elements; Vata. Pitta and Kapha; and the three of them need 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!


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  1. Naseem Aziz June 17, 2017

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