Category Archives: Basic Mudras

Vaayu Shaamak Mudra / Vaayu Mudra

Vaayu Shaamak Mudra Popularly known as Vaayu mudra, this mudra decreases the Vaayu (air) element within the body. Method: This mudra is formed by first placing the tip of the index finger on the base of the thumb and then bringing gentle pressure of the thumb upon this finger. This amounts to suppression of element… Read More »

Aakaash Mudra / Akaash Vardhak Mudra

Akaash Vardhak Mudra Popularly known as Aakaash mudra, this mudra increases the (inactive) Aakaash (ether or space) element within the body. Method: This mudra is formed by joining together the tips of the thumb and the middle finger. Effects: Aakaash Vardhak Mudra increases the aakaash (space) element within the body. Since the space within the… Read More »

Aakaash Shaamak / Shoonya mudra

Aakaash Shaamak Mudra Popularly known as Shoonya mudra, this mudra decreases the Aakaash (space) element within the body. Method: This mudra is formed by first placing the tip of the middle finger on the base of the thumb and then bringing gentle pressure of the thumb upon this finger. This amounts to suppression of element… Read More »

Prithvi Vardhak Mudra / Prithvi Mudra

Prithvi Vardhak Mudra Popularly known as Prithvi mudra, this mudra increases the Prithvi (earth) element within the body. At the same time, it decreases the Agni (fire) element. Therefore, it can also be called Agni Shaamak Mudra. Method: This mudra is formed by joining together the tips of the ring finger and the thumb. Effects… Read More »

Prithvi Shaamak Mudra / Surya mudra Mudra

 Prithvi Shaamak Mudra is Popularly known as Surya mudra, this mudra increases the Agni (fire) element within the body. It can, therefore, be called Agni-vardhak mudra, too. At the same time, this mudra decreases the Prithvi (earth) element within the body. Method: This mudra is formed by first placing the tip of the ring finger… Read More »

Jal Vardhak Mudra/ Varun Mudra

Jal Vardhak Mudra is Popularly known as Varun mudra, this mudra increases the jal (water) element within the body. Method: This mudra is formed by joining together the tips of the thumb and the little finger.  Effects : Jal Vardhak  (Varun) Mudra increases the Jal (water) element within the body. Almost seventy per cent of… Read More »

Jal Shaamak Mudra / Jaludhara Nashaka Mudra

Jal Shaamak Mudra brings about a reduction of the Jal (water) element within the body. Method : This mudra is formed by first placing the tip of the little finger on the base of the thumb and then bringing gentle pressure of the thumb upon this finger. This amounts to suppression of element water (residing… Read More »

Gyan Mudra / Vaayu Vardhak Mudra

Vaayu Vardhak Mudra is Popularly Known as Gyaan Mudra, this mudra increases the vaayu (Air) Element with in the body. Method: This Mudra is formed by joining together the tip of the index finger with the tip of the thumb.  Effects : Vaayu-vardhak mudra increases the vaayu (air) element within the body. Thus reinforced, the… Read More »