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Prana Mudra for Improving Immunity and Power of Eyes

The Prana mudra can be used whenever you feel drained or need an extra boost of energy. Good to use in the morning to awaken and fully embrace the new day. The concept of Prana or life force is one that is intrinsic to Eastern cultures. It is known by many other names such as Chi or Qui. Mudras are specific hand gestures that help to regulate the passage of Prana through the body. The Prana Mudra is one of the most important mudras because it helps to activate the dormant energy in the body.
Prana Mudra (Mudra of Life):
  • Bend ring finger and little finger and touch the tip of thumb with their tips keeping the remaining two fingers stretched.
  • As it is the mudra of life, it improves the power of life. Weak people become strong. It reduces the clamps in blood vessels. If we practice it regularly, we will become active.
Time duration:
  • No specific time duration. One can practice it any time. 
Benefits:
  • Improves the power of eyes and reduces eye related diseases.
  • It removes the vitamin deficiency and fatigue.

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Gyan Mudra for Enhancement of Knowledge

The Gyan mudra represents the starting place or home. It takes you back to your roots, or a simpler time. Clears the mental facilties. Gyan Mudra is a powerful mudra (or hand position) practiced for thousands of years by yogis that brings peace, calm, and spiritual progress. It relates to the planet Jupiter. Artistic depictions of great spiritual masters such as Guru Nanak, Christ, Buddha and Mahavir are all shown regularly with this hand position. In addition to its many spiritual qualities, Gyan Mudra has wide and varied health benefits, making it one of the most practiced mudras of all.
Method:
Touch the tip of the thumb to the tip of the index finger, with the other three fingers stretched out.
As it is a mudra of knowledge, it enhances the knowledge. The tip of thumb has centers of pituitary and endocrine glands. When we press these centers by index finger the two glands work actively.
Time duration: There is no particular time duration for this mudra. You can practice by sitting, standing or lying on bed whenever and wherever you have time.
Benefits: Increases memory power and sharpens the brain Enhances concentration and prevents Insomnia If we practice it regularly, it will cure all psychological disorders like Mental, Hysteria, Anger and Depression

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Apana Mudra for Diabetese, Constipation, Piles

Apan Mudra also known as Energy Mudra, supports the removal of waste materials and toxins from the body, as well as eliminates any urinary problems. This Mudra also stimulates the wood element, which is associated with the energy of the liver and gallbladder. Moreover, this element also contains enhances power and pleasure. In addition to that it gives patience, serenity, confidence, inner balance, and harmony. Apan Mudra improves the mental realm; it creates the ability to develop vision. Apan Mudra also contains the power of new beginnings and undertaking and shaping the visions of future. This Mudra is also rightly called the Energy Mudra. Apan Mudra also has a balancing effect on the mind and helps develop inner balance and confidence.


Method: The tips of middle finger and ring finger touch the tip of thumb while the other two fingers are stretched out.
Specialty:
It plays an important role in our health as it regulates the excretory system.
Time duration: Practice it daily for 45 minutes, but practice for longer time yields more benefits.
Benefits:
  • It regulates diabetes
  • It cures constipation and piles
  • It helps excreting the normal waste regularly

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Linga Mudra for Invigorating Body

Mudras are hand locks that allow one to focus on the different elements within the body and rearrange their flow in order to achieve a specific purpose. Linga is the Sanskrit term for phallus. The Linga Mudra is so called because it increases body heat by focusing on the element of fire inside the body. Weakness of chest and associated diseases are cured by the practice of this mudra over an extended period of time. Keeping the hands folded in this posture generates an energy current, which warms up the body. People are often seen putting their hands in this position in winter. Chronic patients of cough and cold can benefit a lot from its regular practice for thirty to fifty minutes a day. Regular practice of this mudra is an excellent antidote against diseases caused by cough or other chest ailments.
Method:
  1. The Linga Mudra can be performed while standing up or seated.
  2. Bring both hands in front of your body and clasp them so that the fingers are intertwined/ interlocked.
  3. Ensure that the left thumb is pointing vertically upwards and encircle it with the thumb and index finger of the right hand.
  4. Hold this posture for 15 minutes while inhaling and exhaling normally.
Specialty:
  • It generates heat in our body. Take milk, ghee, more water and fruit juices in addition to practice of this mudra for much benefits.
  • Time duration: Practice it any time you want and hold this posture for 15 minutes. But don’t practice it a lot as it produces heat in the body. It can cause sweating even in winter if you practice it longer.
Benefits:
  • It also helps to boost the immune system and makes the body more resistant to colds and similar infections.
  • It cures severe cold and bronchial infection. Shivering and chills due to intolerance of cold weather; hypothermia.
  • It stops production of phlegm and gives power to lungs. Ailments caused by an overproduction/ accumulation of phlegm (mucous) in the body; such ailments include colds, sinusitis, productive (wet) cough, sticky stools, etc.
  • Helps in retaining the position of navel.
  • Asthma and other respiratory ailments that occur at the change of weather.
  • Ladies can mentally prepare herself, from resisting sexual intercourse.
  • Cures sexual debility in males.
  • It invigorates the body.

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Mudras : Gestures of the Hands and Fingers For Amazing Health Benefits

What are Mudras? How do we define them? As per Eastern philosophies and culture and Yogic practices, 'Mudras' are systematic hand gestures. Literally, Mudra in Sanskrit means a posture/seal More deeply, "closed electrical circuits" of the subtle channels in physical and etheric bodies are also known as 'Mudras'.
Some Western writers have defined 'Mudra' as mystic hand gestures used to focus subtle energy, transmit teachings through symbols and confer psychic protection.
Chogyam Trungpa says Mudra is "a symbol in the wider sense of gesture or action………Also it is a symbol expressed with the hands to state for oneself and others the quality of different moments of meditation……."
Leaving aside the complex definitions offered by various people and sects, we will summarise to say that:
Mudras are a non-verbal mode of communication and self expression consisting of hand gestures and finger postures. They retain the efficacy of the spoken word. It is an external expression of inner resolve, suggesting that such non verbal communications are more powerful than the spoken word.
In Yoga mudras denote the finger and hand gestures and movements used in the performance of dances, rituals and rites and while engaging in spiritual exercises such as meditation. Mudras symbolically express inner feelings and inner psychological states. They also generate various qualities such as fearlessness, power, charity and peace in the practitioner and to on-lookers.
The Gherand Sanhita and the Vajrayana Tantra advise that the Mudras are capable of bestowing great powers and  psychic abilities called "Siddhies" on their practitioners, hence, their knowledge should not be conveyed to those steeped in sin,to those that are not true to their word, to the skeptics and non believers, to heretics and insincere persons and those who do not observe the precepts.
Mudras have therefore always been considered an esoteric science and even as of date there are thousands of Mudras that are not available to the uninitiated (like in the Chen Yen Buddhism or True Buddha Schools). However, besides the mudras providing spiritual gains, there are mudras which are likewise of tremendous value in therapy. Constant researches by the dedicated have brought a large number of these to the fore although we still seem to be scratching the surface only of this sea of knowledge.

Most commonly known mudras and how they affect the body

Gyan Mudra : In this position the fingers are held with the tip of the index finger touching the tip of the thumb and the remaining three fingers nearly straight--kind of like an "OK" sign, except the palms of each hand are pointed up or front.
This mudra is good for: stresses and strains, insomnia, emotional instability, indecisiveness, excessive anger, idleness, laziness, indolence, and is a great help in increasing memory and I.Q. It can help cure sleeplessness and get one off sleeping pills where these are being taken.
There are a number of variations of this mudra for higher and higher degrees of attainment e.g. Purna Gyan Mudra, Vairagya Mudra, Abhay Mudra, Varad Mudra, Dhyan Mudra, Mahagyan Mudra. As one keeps attaining higher and higher levels of the mind, the mudra's change. Read More....


Vayu MudraThis finger position is unbeatable in quickly and effectively removing the accumulated wind in the stomach. Depending on one's physiology, it may take anywhere from 1 minute to 15 minutes or so to effectively expel all accumulated wind in the stomach without the use of anti-flatulants. Mudra should be stopped when the trouble abates.
It helps in alleviating all wind based aches and pains. Considering that almost 80 % of the body's aches and pains are due to wind, the practice of this Mudra is a must, before taking recourse to any other treatment. It is very effective in Parkinson's disease (an ailment of the nerves where the patients body, head and limbs shake uncontrollably). Read More....


Shunya Mudra : This helps those with impaired hearing. If there is no physical defect, the mudra, if practiced regularly, can restore the hearing power. Remarkably, it helps in getting rid of earaches within minutes. It takes no mare than 2 to 3 minutes to get rid of most earaches.
It helps in relieving the nausea and vomiting sensations felt while driving on winding hilly curves or while taking off or landing in aircrafts. It helps in many problems of vertigo. The mudra should not be continued after the problem has been removed. Read More....


Apan Vayu Mudra: This finger position works like an injection in cases of a heart attack. Regular practice is an insurance in preventing heart attacks, tacho-cardia, palpitations, depressions, sinking feeling of the heart. Also known as the Mritsanjivani Mudra for arresting heart attack.  Read More...


Pran Mudra : This finger position is an all time useful Mudra and can be done for any length of time, any time, any place and will only help in adding to the benefits. This is the mudra which, along with the Apan Mudra, precedes any efforts at higher meditation by the Yogis and saints. The mudra helps to increase the Pran Shakti or the "Life force". It increases one's self confidence. It helps the body in increasing it's vitality and sustenance when deprived of food and water. 
It helps in improving weak eyesight and quiescence (motionlessness) of the eyes.
It supports any other treatment where the patient is short on confidence.
Here are some more mudras which are useful in therapy. There can be no end to the gains that may be had from Mudras. While for most Mudras there are no restrictions of posture and time, others should not be performed without full knowledge. In some cases, practice for longer periods or while in a different posture or at the wrong time could even prove harmful. Read More....


Aakash Mudra:  Helps to remove weakness of bones, hearing deficiency.
Caution:
This Mudra should not be done while walking


Apan Mudra: Helps in purification of the body, urinary problems, easy secretion of excreta, regulating menstruation and painless discharge, easy child delivery, Piles, Diabetes and kidney disorders.
Caution
: This Mudra should not be done by pregnant ladies before completing 8 months. After that a 10 minutes practice 3 to 4 times a day will ensure normal delivery.  Read More...


Ling Mudra:: Generates heat in the body. It destroys phlegm and helps in problems of colds, catarrh and coughs. It is excellent when the body is cold due to shortage of cover in inimical weather. This mudra must be performed under supervision or with full knowledge. Read More....


Varun Mudra: A miracle mudra for Skin problems, wrinkling, loss of glow, dehydration, excessive body heat, blood disorders. Read More...


Prithvi Mudra : Increases solidity in the body. Removes weakness, lack of body solidity. Helps gain for underweights. chronic fatigue and weakness. Read More...


Surya Mudra: It helps to reduce the accumulated fat in the body and unwanted cholesterol. in accumulated fat in body, reduction in cholesterol. Read More...


Shankh Mudra: Tone therapy, speech defects, Indigestion, loss of appetite.


Meao Mudra:  Excellent in bringing the Blood Pressure to normal from either high or low.


Yoni Mudra Helps to overcome loss of virility, loss of Satwik Gunas ( pure qualities)


Kamajayi Mudra Helps to gain control over unsuppressed passion and sexual urges etc.


Vyana Mudra: To be alternated with Meao Mudra for High B. P. only.


Surabhi Mudra or the Dhenu Mudra: Is a very effective and powerful Mudra. By itself this Mudra helps a sadhak (an aspirant practitioner) to break any barriers which he may face when on the thresh hold of samadhi (the ultimate meditation).
In this Mudra the ethereal elements combine such as to magnify and multiply their powers and produce powerful results on the body. Vayu (Wind; symbolised by the first finger) meets Aakash (Ether; symbolised by the middle finger), to stabilise the chakra (the circle) of the universe. Again Prithvi (Earth; symbolised by the ring finger) meets Jal (Water; symbolised by the small finger), to produce the generative power of the universe.
With constant practice, this mudra helps to stabilise and bring in resonance the Nabhi Chakra or the circle of the navel, so essential for the ultimate elevation of the human mind and body. The mudra has 4 variations, each of which gives different results.


Aatmanjali Mudra: Helps in centering the consciousness of the mind.


Vayu-Surabhi Mudra A variation of the basic Surabh Mudra, it helps to eliminate all ailments resulting from the increase of wind in the system.


Shunya Surabhi Mudra By increasing the ethereal vacuity it helps the sadhak to increase the hearing power manifold.


Prithvi Surabhi Mudra Helps to cure all ailments of the stomach generated due to defects in the digestive system. Specially effective for people with chronic digestive ailments.


Jal Surabhi Mudra This mudra helps to cure and eliminate diseases related to bile. It helps in curing diseases related to urine and assists easy passage.


Girivar Mudra: urinary problems, purification of body
In short, Mudras can be our best friends to help us maintain good health and when needed, to help overcome many ailments and diseases effectively and without harm to the body.
First give the body a chance to heal itself before giving it invasive medicines and drugs, which must and will have some side effects.


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Seven Mudras During Swami Ramdev's Pranayamas

Mudras start electromagnetic currents within the body which balance various constituting elements and restore health. The joining of fingers creates an effect on the human body. While sitting any of the aasana for doing pranayama hands can be positioned in any one the mudras according to individual's own requiment.
Gyan Mudra In this position the fingers are held with the tip of the index finger touching the tip of the thumb and the remaining three fingers nearly straight--kind of like an "OK" sign, except the palms of each hand are pointed up or front.
This mudra is good for: stresses and strains, insomnia, emotional instability, indecisiveness, excessive anger, idleness, laziness, indolence, and is a great help in increasing memory and I.Q. It can help cure sleeplessness and get one off sleeping pills where these are being taken.
There are a number of variations of this mudra for higher and higher degrees of attainment e.g. Purna Gyan Mudra, Vairagya Mudra, Abhay Mudra, Varad Mudra, Dhyan Mudra, Mahagyan Mudra. As one keeps attaining higher and higher levels of the mind, the mudra's change. More....

Shunya Mudra This helps those with impaired hearing. If there is no physical defect, the mudra, if practiced regularly, can restore the hearing power. Remarkably, it helps in getting rid of earaches within minutes. It takes no mare than 2 to 3 minutes to get rid of most ear aches.
It helps in relieving the nausea and vomiting sensations felt while driving on winding hilly curves or while taking off or landing in aircrafts. It helps in many problems of vertigo.
The mudra should not be continued after the problem has been removed. More....

Varun Mudra: A miracle mudra for Skin problems, wrinkling, loss of glow, dehydration, excessive body heat, blood disorders. More...


Apan Mudra: Helps in purification of the body, urinary problems, easy secretion of excreta, regulating menstruation and painless discharge, easy child delivery, Piles, Diabetes and kidney disorders. More...


Apan-Vayu Mudra This finger position works like an injection in cases of a heart attack. Regular practice is an insurance in preventing heart attacks, tacho-cardia, palpitations, depressions, sinking feeling of the heart. Also known as the Mritsanjivani Mudra for arresting heart attack. More...


Aakash Mudra: Helps to remove weakness of bones, hearing deficiency.
Caution: This Mudra should not be done while walking


Prithvi Mudra Increases solidity in the body. Removes weakness, lack of body solidity. Helps gain for underweights. chronic fatigue and weakness
Caution : This Mudra should not be done by pregnant ladies before completing 8 months. After that a 10 minutes practice 3 to 4 times a day will ensure normal delivery. More...
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Vayu Mudra for Rheumatism, Arthritis, Gout, Parkinson’s disease

Vayu means air and the Vayu Mudra helps to regulate the element of air inside the body. Yoga mudras are specific hand gestures that help to channel the flow and balance off the different elements inside the body.
Method:
  • Keep the index finger on the base of the thumb and press with thumb keeping the other three fingers straight.
Specialty:
  • It prevents all the diseases that occur due to the imbalance of the air.
Time duration:
  • 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.
Benefits:
  • It cures Rheumatism, Arthritis, Gout, Parkinson’s disease and paralysis without any medicine It is useful for Cervical Spondilytis, paralysis to face and dislocation of nerve in neck It corrects the disorder of gas in the stomach.

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Benefits of Mudras

The finger tips of every living being have many concentrated nerve root endings which are free energy discharge points. Science also confirms that around every tip there is a concentration of free electrons. By touching together of the tips of the fingers or the finger tips to other parts of the palms this free energy (Prana) is redirected back into the body along specified channels, back up to the brain. The redirected energy traveling through the nerves stimulates the various chakras. Keeping the hands on the knees stimulates the Gupta Nari and makes the energy start from the Mooladhara Chakra. 
Thus, the tension applied to the nerve/s and/or the neural or psycho-neural circuits formed by the mudras help in balancing the five basic elements (or building blocks). This balancing of the tension, and redirection of the internal energy effects the changes in veins, tendons, glands and sensory organs, to bring the body back to a healthy state. 
 Keeping specified nerves stretched for specified periods tones up of the nervous system. The fingers of each hand are held folded in certain specific postures and this provides the required tension on the nerves. The fingers of each and every individual in the world are different in their shapes and sizes. These are determined and provided by nature as a tool to bring the nerves into prime condition when affected adversely. 
 Thus, they provide a different 'end tension' on the nerves when different individuals fold their fingers or the same individual folds the fingers by different methods in different Mudras. This is exactly the tension required by that individual for that particular application. Nature has already bestowed us with the tools to be used to keep us healthy. 
 Compare this with Acupressure where the nerves are influenced by the application of pressure on certain points or Acupuncture, where slight electrical impulses are conveyed through needles inserted in the body. 
 The advantage in Mudras is that the pressure to be applied on the nerves is automatic and controlled by the shape and size of the fingers and not by external agencies. Because the Mudras work on the nerves, they are NEURAL SCIENCE 
 Mudra Vigyan is a science based on the principles of the Indian Medical Science (Ayurveda) which lays down three factors primarily responsible for the body's ills, Vata (wind), Pitta (bile) and Kapha (Phlegm)
  •  Mudras can bring about miraculous change and improvement in our body. 
  • Mudras generate Powers to provide all round development of mind & body which brings peace and happiness. 
  • Mudras look like miraculous remedies. They provide instant relief in many illnesses. Mudras can cure almost any ailment from simple earache to heart attack. 
  • Mudras help in moulding the Physical, Mental and even the Moral aspects of the individual. 
  • Some Mudras can balance the elements of the body within 45 minutes while some are fast enough to act within a few seconds. 
  • Practice of some of the Mudra's regularly can cure Insomnia, Arthritis, improves memory. Mudras have extra ordinary powers, practice of mudras brings about a quick and fundamental reversions of the destructive changes in the human body. They also develop virtuousity, social amiability, non-violence, piety and courteous dispositions. 
  • All Godly and superhuman persons like Lord Mahavir, Gautam Buddha, Lord Shankaracharya and others used to remain in these Mudras Mudra helps in Kundalini Yoga to awaken the Cosmic Energy and to unite consciousness of inner Supreme Soul. 
  • Mudras are significant and simple yogic function by which one can develop internal and external dispositions.

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Varun Mudra for Preventing the pains of Gastroenteritis and Muscle Shrinkage

Mudras of hands  involve putting fingers and hands in particular positions to balance 5 elements (air, fire, earth, space and water) . Yoga mudras/ Hasta Mudras balance these elements in the body as well as increase the oxygen-rich blood flow to the skin. Varun mudra / Jal-vardhak mudra can be done anytime at anyplace. Popularly known as Varun mudra, this mudra increases the jal (water) element within the body.
Method:
  • Tip of little finger touches the tip of thumb, with the other three fingers stretched out.
Specialty:
  • It balances the water content and prevents all diseases which come due to lack of water.
Time duration: It has no specific time duration and one can practice it according to their time.
Benefits:
  • It retains clarity in blood by balancing water content in the body.
  • Prevents the pains of Gastroenteritis and Muscle Shrinkage


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Surya Mudra for Reducing Cholesetrol and Correcting Indigestion Problems

Surya or Sun signifies fiery energy. Surya mudra increases fire element in the body. This mudra decreases earth element in the body. Mudras are said to work on the balance of the five elements within the boy and they help to alter this balance in order to achieve specific ends. Surya is the Sanskrit word for the Sun and the Surya Mudra is so called because it increases the element of fire in the body.
Method:
This mudra is formed by first placing the tip of the ring finger on the base of the thumb and then bringing gentle pressure of the thumb upon this finger. This amounts to suppression of element earth (residing in the ring finger) by element fire (residing in the thumb). The earth element thus suppressed, fire is able to rage unopposed.
Specialty:
  • It sharpens the center in thyroid gland.
Time duration:
  • Practice it daily twice for 5 to 15 minutes.
Benefits:
  • It reduces cholesterol in body and helps in reducing weight
  • It reduces anxiety.
  • It corrects indigestion problems

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Shunya Mudra for ear aches

This Shunya Mudra or Sky Mudra is supposed to work on the basic element of ether that permeates all space. Ancient texts speak of Shunya Mudra as harnessing the energies of the thumb and middle fingers, (fire and ether), to access the Heavenly Realm. Modern science sees neural pathways being formed and energy being directed to specific areas of the body, here the sense of hearing is enhanced making this a healing tool for many types of ear, balance and hearing issues.

Method:
  • Keep the middle finger at the mount of Venus and press it with thumb.

Specialty: 
  • It reduces the dullness in our body.
Time duration: 
  • One can practice it for 40 to 60 minutes daily until to be cured from the disease.
Benefits:
  • It relieves an ear ache within 4 or 5 minutes
  • It is useful for the deaf and mentally challenged, but not for inborn ones.

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Prithvi Mudra for Reducing Physical Weaknesses

Mudra is the science of hand and finger postures. It can help to cure bodily ailments in a wonderful manner. It affects the body's energetic system and the flow of prana (life energy) within it. It actually helps in balancing the five elements ( panch-tattvas) in the human system to their optimal level Mudras are very powerful. If you practice these mudras regularly you can see the wonderful health benefits.
Method:
  • Tip of the ring finger touches the tip of the thumb, with the other three fingers stretched out.
Specialty:
  •  It reduces all physical weaknesses.
Time duration:
  • It has no particular time duration. You can practice it any time you want.
Benefits:
  • It helps to increase the weight for weak people
  • It improves the complexion of skin and makes the skin to glow It makes the body active by keeping it healthy

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