Vaata Kaarak Mudra is Also called Vaata or Vaayan mudra, this mudra increases the Vaata humor within the body.
Method:This mudra is formed by joining together the tips of the thumb, the index finger and the middle finger.
The Vaata humor controls the nervous system which, in turn, is responsible for various bodily movements: external as well as internal. Practice of Vaata-kaarak mudra increases the Vaata humor within the body, thereby boosting the nerve force and the vital power. In other words, this is an excellent mudra for people having a Vaata deficiency.
In fact, such people can practice this mudra even as a preventive i.e., to avert illness. However, this mudra should be done in moderation by people who have Vaata excess (Vaata dosha or Vaata constitution).
Benefits of Vaata Kaarak Mudra / Vaayan Mudra:
- Nervous exhaustion, nervous breakdown
- Lack of initiave/enthusiasm, slowness of thoughts/perception
- Lethargy, laziness, general debility
- Drowsiness, excessive sleep
- Intolerance of heat; sunstroke
- Excessive sweating
- Excessive thirst
- Frequent, profuse urination
- Loss of appetite
- Loose motions
- Menorrhagia (excessive menstrual Kapha Naashak Mudra bleeding)
- Greasy skin, hair
- Disorders caused by a deficiency of air element within the body (see Vaayu vardhak mudra).
30 to 45 minutes every day, either at one stretch or in 3 parts (i.e., 10 to 15 minutes, thrice a day).
Though Vaata kaarak mudra can be performed at anytime of the day.
People with a pronounced Vaata constitution should perform this mudra in moderation, if at all.
Some variations of Vaata kaarak mudra
Note: A person desirous of enhancing or boosting the effects of Vaata kaarak mudra can combine it with Kapha naashak mudra Given below are some variations of Vaata kaarak mudra which, apart from giving .the benefits already mentioned, bestows some additional gains.
Udaan mudra This mudra benefits the vocal cords (voice), the respiratory system and the thyroid-parathyroid glands.
Vyaan mudra This mudra is useful for ailments of the heart and the blood-circulatory system.