The Mudras of Hatha Yoga. Part Three. PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS. Mudra Exercises. How to Create Your Own Mudra. What a Mudra Cannot. The first edition of Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha, published in , was derived from the direct. Mudras - yoga with hands - nvrehs.info Yoga Mudras are typically practiced sitting simply cross legged, in vajrasana, or in Probably the most common mudra in yoga, Anjali Mudra is the familiar.
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PDF | 5 hours read | On Jan 1, , Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani and others published MUDRAS. Effect of short term differential yoga training (asana or pranayama) on reaction time · Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani. In the practice of Yoga, you are encouraged to use your body in many ways, but ultimately with the intention of drawing yourself inward. Mudras are powerful. This presentation deals with ten important Mudras that can result in amazing health benefits. Your health is, quite literally, in your hands.
Meditators are often seen pairing this mudra with their practice. The intention of the Gyan mudra is to improve your concentration and sharpen your memory. This is a great mudra to use when seeking to gain knowledge. Try holding this mudra while meditating for insight into your life or a specific issue. This mudra is performed by touching your index fingertip to the tip of your thumb, while holding your other three fingers straight.
This mudra is used for mental clarity. You perform this gesture when you need to understand intuitive messages from your subconscious i. One of the most powerful benefits of this mudra can be found in the improvement of communication, such as improving internal and external dialogue. This mudra is performed by touching your thumb to your pinky finger, while holding your other three fingers straight.
This gesture is used to improve intuition, alertness, and sensory powers. It also purifies your emotions and thoughts. This mudra is performed by touching the tip of the middle finger to the thumb tip, while keeping the other three fingers straight and relaxed.
The Prana mudra is said to be one of the most important mudras due to its ability to activate dormant energy in your body.
Prana is the vital life force within all living things. This mudra will help awaken and enliven your personal prana, and put you more in tune with the prana around you. Perform this mudra by touching your ring and pinky fingers to the tip of your thumb, while keeping the other two fingers straight. The Dhyana mudra is shared across several eastern meditation disciplines. The Buddha is often pictured doing this gesture. The significance of this mudra is to bring you into deeper, more profound concentration.
This gesture can also help bring you tranquility and inner peace. To do the Dhyana mudra, simply sit with your hands facing upward, right hand resting on top of your left palm. The right hand, representing enlightenment and higher spiritual faculties, rests over the left hand, representing the world of maya, or illusion. It is also useful in reducing heaviness in the body and to help ward off colds, since it increases core body temperature.
Stretch your other three fingers straight without stressing the hand. The Apana mudra is good for mental or physical digestion and for eliminating waste material from the body. To do this posture, bring your second and third fingers to your thumb.
The way you position your fingers may differ depending on the discipline you are learning from. Some say that you should rest the two fingers just slightly behind the tip of the thumb, but in many depictions, this mudra is demonstrated by bringing the middle and ring finger to the tip of the thumb.
The Ganesha mudra is widely used and is named after the Hindu Ganesh. Ganesha is said to be a remover of obstacles. Similarly, this mudra is great for relieving yourself of all types of obstructions in your life; it can help you regain positivity and courage when dealing with hard times.
By performing this mudra, you bring your attention and energy into the heart center, opening up your lungs and heart to the subject of your meditation. Aside from the mental and spiritual benefits on your heart chakra, the pulling motion is also beneficial to your cardiac muscles and good for tension in this area of the body.
Place your left hand in front of your chest with your palm facing outward and left thumb down.
Next, place your right hand in front of your left with your right palm facing toward you and your left palm. Lock your fingers together, holding them in a half-bent position like a claw. During your meditation, inhale deep, holding your hands in this gesture, then pull outwardly on your hands as you exhale without unlocking your fingers.
Unwittingly, this Mudra is quite popular, since it is good for the brain. This helps to increase memory. These Mudras are useful for respiratory problems and can be done with both hands. The Bronchial and the Asthma Madras can be done for a few minutes one after the other until the breathing calms down. For prolonged treatment these two Mudras can be done five times every day for 5 minutes.
The index finger should be extended. This can be done for a few minutes everyday. Press together the fingernails of the middle fingers while keeping the other fingers extended.
This is effective for asthma attacks. The Pran Mudra activates the root chakra and increases vitality. This can be done up to half an hour a day or three times a day for 15 minutes. Those who habitually suffer from bad colds and incurable chest infections are advised to practise the Linga Mudra.
It is also helpful in weight reduction. However, because of the heat it generates, the Mudra can be taxing and can result in a feeling of lethargy. Weight-watchers who practise it must ensure that they consume cooling foods like fruits or drink as much water as they can, at least eight glasses a day.
Keep both hands in front of the chest. Apan Mudra This is called the Energy Mudra. This Mudra helps in removing the toxins from the body. It also has a balancing effect on the mind and helps develop inner balance and confidence.
Shankh Mudra This Mudra is commonly found as a symbol in Hindu temples. This Mudra is very useful for problems of the throat. Mudras are practised all over the world these days and have been incorporated in various schools of self-development and growth. The conch shell is blown during all rituals.
In this Mudra, the positioning and clasping of the fingers simulate a conch shell. This can be done 3 times every day for 15 minutes.
This Mudra can be done three times a day for 15 minutes. It is supposed to be an effective tool against rheumatism.
Vayu means wind and this Mudra is specifically aimed at eliminating flatulence. It is believed to be working immediately. But after the problem is overcome, the Mudra should be discontinued. If the condition is chronic, the Mudra should be done thrice daily for 15 minutes. The other three fingers should be extended and relaxed.
Shunya Mudra This Mudra is especially good for ear and hearing problems and can be done three times daily for 15 minutes.
The other fingers remain relaxed and extended. Prithvi Mudra This Mudra activates the root chakra, which houses our vital energy or elemental force. A good vital energy optimizes the physical potential in a person who is then in a position to actualize both his physical and metaphysical goals. It is essential for a life of fulfilment to ward off energy deficits and the Prithvi Mudra is an ideal tool.