Mudras – Healing Hand Positions

Mudras are easy to perform at anytime, although sitting in the lotus position and focusing on the healing can be an advantage.

Although mudras can be used for healing certain ailments, regular practise of mudras will contribute to your overall good health and can be used as a preventive measure.

Continuous practice of the mudras will create minute changes in your body using pulse centres on parts of your hands, which trigger certain healing processes within the corresponding body part.

Mudras are to be performed with both hands at the same time, unless otherwise specified.

Start with 10 minutes at a time and increase up to 3/4 hour for best results.
Fingers should remain comfortable during the procedure and not held stiffly or tight.


Gyan Mudra
Description: The thumb and index finger are brought together gently while all the other fingers remain upright.

Uses include:
Mental Peace
Sharp Memory
Mental Disorders
Develops telepathic ablilities
Developes clairvoyant and extra-sensory ablilities

Apan Vayu (Mrit Sanjivini) Mudra
Description: Fold the forefinger to touch the mound of the thumb. The little finger should be held erect. Then place tips of middle finger and ring finger together on tip of thumb all touching each other. (BOTH HANDS)

Uses include:
Strengthens heart
Emergency first aid for severe heart attack if administered within 2 seconds.
Self Confidence
Normalises blood pressure
Menstruation related problems
Purifies the entire body

Rudra(Prana) Mudra
Description: Place tips of index finger and ring finger together on top of the tip of thumb, with other fingers extended comfortably. (BOTH HANDS)

Uses include:
Improves blood circulation
Brings clarity in thought.
Low blood pressure
Improves eyesight
Improves breathing
Controls eating habits
Blocked Veins
Improves concentration

Apan Mudra
Description: Place tips of thumb, middle finger and ring finger together in each hand. (BOTH HANDS)

Uses include:
Gall Bladder
Removes wastes products
Toxic release
Bladder problems
Balances mind
Self confidence
Inner Harmony

Prithvi (Surya) Mudra
Description: Place the tip of the ring finger on top of the tip of the thumb. Extend all the other fingers and keep them comfortably straight as possible.(BOTH HANDS)

Uses include:
Inner stablity
Self Assurance
Strengthens body and mind
Glowing skin
Increases energy

Shankha Mudra
Description: The left thumb should be held in the right fist and then the left indoex finger should touch the right thumb.Put light pressure with the remaining fingers of the left hand onto the closed fist fo the right hand. Swap over sides.

Uses include:
Thyroid Glands.
Blood Vessels
Muscular System
Good for actors and singers for voice enhancement

Jalodar Naasha Mudra
Description: Place thumb down on little finger and keep all remaining three fingers comfortably straight

Uses include:
To enhance beauty
Removes impurities from the blood
Restores moisture to skin
Painful cramps

Shunya Mudra
Description: Place thumb down on middle finger and keep all remaining three fingers comfortably straight.

Uses include:
Relief from Earache
Numbness in the body

Vayu Mudra
Description: Place thumb down on index finger and keep all remaining three fingers comfortably straight.

Uses include:
Relief from Rheumatism
Stiff Neck
Knee Pain
Joint Pain in hands and feet

Linga Mudra
Description: Join your palms in front of your chest and lock the facing fingers together keeping your thumbs upright. Hold for 3 minutes, release and repeat twice.

Uses include:
Weight Reduction
Colds and Coughs
Strengthens lungs
NOTE : Make sure you drink plenty of water as Linga Mudra generates heat in your body. If your already obesse with excess water in body, then avoid drinking more.

Varuna Mudra
Description: Join your little finger to the tip of your thumb. Keep other fingers comfortably straight.

Uses include:
Dry skin
Blood problems
Restores moisture to the body
Relaxes muscles ~ cramp
Diarrhea and dehydration
To enhance beauty

Surabhi Mudra
Description: Join the little finger and ring finger, then join the middle finger and index finger together.
This pose can also be called “cow posture” as the mudra makes cloven hooves of your hands.

Uses include:
Rheumatic inflammation
Sharpens your intellect

Surahi Mudra
Description: Join the little finger of one hand with the ring finger of the other and vice versa.
Similarly, join the forefinger with the middle finger of the other hand and vice versa.
Leave your thumbs free.

Uses include:
Rheumatic inflammation
Sharpens your intellect

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