Category Archives: Other Mudras

Apaan mudra

The Apaan mudra is an extremely important and useful mudra that first detoxifies (and, therefore, purifies) the body and then energizes it. Method : Apaan mudra is formed by joining together the tips of the thumb, the middle finger and the ring finger. Effects: Apaan mudra is a combination of the Aakaash-vardhak (Aakaash) and the… Read More »

Apaan Vaayu Mudra

This important Mudra is sometime called Mritusanjeevani Mudra, a mudra which can snatch a person away from the clutches of death! indeed, this mudra tremendously benefits a person who has suffered from Chest-Pain (Angina pectoris) or Heart Attack. It increases the earth element (and, therefore, the Kapha humor) while decreasing the air & fire elements… Read More »

Uttarabodhi Mudra

Uttarabodhi mudra can be called the mudra of enlightenment. And as the sun of enlightenment dawns, fears are dispelled. Thus this mudra works like (and, therefore, can complement) Abhay gyaan mudra. Method : Interlock the hands (held at navel level), keeping the index fingers straight, touching each other and pointing upwards and thumbs extended, touching… Read More »

Asthma Mudra

Like Aakaash vardhak [or Aakaash], Prithvi shaamak [or Surya] and Linga mudras, this mudra too can help asthmatics, enabling them to relieve an attack of asthma. Method : Press together the finger-nails of the middle fingers, keeping the other fingers gently extended. Effects: This mudra relaxes the smooth muscles that line the respiratory tract. With… Read More »

Linga Mudra

Linga is the Sanskrit term for phallus (the male genital organ). This mudra increases bodily heat since it reinforces the fire element Method: This mudra is formed by interlocking the palms but keeping the left thumb erect, pointing upwards. and the Pitta humor. Effects: The thumb represents the element fire. This fire is reinforced by… Read More »

Pushaan Mudra

This mudra is dedicated to Pushaan or sun, the God of warmth, energy and nourishment. Method : With the right hand, perform the Vaata – kaarak mudra and with the left hand, perform the Apaan mudra. Effects : Pushaan mudra increases the space, the air, and the earth elements of the body. Benefits of Pushaan… Read More »

Shankha mudra

Shankha is the Indian term for a conch. When this mudra is performed, the hands resemble a conch. Method: First, clench the left thumb with right fingers. Now, place the left fingers on the back of the right palm. Finally, join the tips of the right thumb and the left index finger. Effects: The thumb,… Read More »

Maatangi Mudra

Maatangi Mudra is the Code of inner harmony. Performance of this mudra enables a person to attain harmony with himself and with the surroundings. Method : Interlock the hands (held at navel level), keeping the middle fingers straight and touching each other. Effects: This mudra beneficially affects the hypothalamus which is a part of the… Read More »