We present some brilliant, very effective and simple mudras, which you can practice anytime and anywhere:
GYAN MUDRA This is one of the most important mudras. It is widely used in all yogic meditation practices. Join the tip of forefinger to the tip of the thumb. Hold together gently for at least 15-30 minutes.
Purifies the mind of the practitioner
PURN GYAN MUDRA This mudra is known as the mudra of Lord Buddha, since it was propagated by him. Sit cross-legged. Keep both hands in ‘Gyan Mudra’ Posture. Now keep right hand near chest region. Keep left hand near knee region.
Clears the aura in the subtle astral body
Causes electrical changes in the electromagnetic activity of the brain leading to increased clarity and understanding
Improves memory to a great extent
ABHAYA MUDRA – This is normally practiced after Gayatri Mantra recitation. Raise both your hands to the sides of your head. Touch the forefinger to tip of thumb (just as you do in Gyan Mudra). Hold the hand vertically straight by the sides.
Gives you a feeling of courage and strength
DHYAAN MUDRA – Sit cross-legged. Place hands in Gyan Mudra, on your lap. Right palm should rest above left palm in Gyan mudra
Makes you tremendously peaceful and tranquil
Cures depression and other mental ailments
Practitioner can experience the final state of eternal yogic bliss
PRITHVI MUDRA – Touch the fore part of third finger (ring finger) to the tip of thumb.
Helps balance the earth element in the body
VARUN MUDRA – Touch the fore part of the smallest finger to the fore part of thumb.
Regular practice balances water element in body
Decreases dryness in skin and body
VAYU MUDRA – Fold the index finger (fore finger) on the base of thumb. Press the forefinger gently on the pad. Keep the other fingers away.
Improves balance of air element in body
Recommended for patients of Cerebral Palsy and Parkinson’s ailments.
PRAN MUDRA – Touch fore part of third (ring) finger and tip of fourth (little) finger to fore part of thumb.
Reduces body fatigue and thus energizing the whole body
Optimizes the circulation of the life current throughout the body
MRITSANJIVINI MUDRA – Fold the index finger (fore finger) on the base of thumb. Press the forefinger gently on the pad. Touch the fore part of third (biggest) finger and fore part of fourth (ring) finger to the fore part of thumb.
Very useful for people with heart ailments
SURYA MUDRA – Touch the third (ring) finger to the base of thumb. Press the thumb gently over this third (ring) finger. Keep the other fingers away.