The Magic of Mudras
Yoga Mudras are the hand gestures which are formed to facilitate flow of energy in the body and mind for optimal health. Derived from the Sanskrit words- ‘Muda’ & ‘Dra,’ which mean “something that dissolves duality & brings union between the Divine and the Yogi”. The practice of Mudras carries spiritual goals of channelling the energy flow of your body. Hereby, Shreevarma brings you some powerful meditation mudras and how to use them to improve your mental energy and increase your overall health.
1) Gyan Mudra
Gyan mudra is one of the most favourite mudras in the mainstream society. You can often find meditators pairing Gyan Mudra with their practice. This mudra is known to sharpen your memory and improve your concentration. This makes Gyan mudra very beneficial for those who seek to gain knowledge. Try to hold this mudra during meditation for an insight into your life.
How to practice Gyan Mudra
Gyan Mudra can be performed by touching the tip of your index finger with the tip of your thumb. Make sure to keep your other 3 fingers straight while practicing Gyan Mudra.
Elements of Gyan Mudra: Space and Air
2) Buddhi Mudra
Buddhi mudra is used for mental clarity. This mudra is performed when you need to figure out the intuitive messages, which emerge from your subconscious, like dreams. One of the most important benefits of Buddhi mudra is to improve communication, such as improving external and internal dialogue.
How to practice Buddhi Mudra
Buddhi mudra can be performed by touching the tip of your thumb with your pinkie finger. Make sure to keep your other 3 fingers straight while practicing Buddhi Mudra.
Elements of Buddhi Mudra: Space + Earth
3) Shuni (or Shunya) Mudra
Shunya mudra is practiced to improve sensory powers, alertness, and intuition. This mudra is also known to purify your thoughts and emotions.
How to practice Shunya Mudra
Shunya mudra is performed by touching the tip of your thumb with the tip of your middle finger. Make sure to keep your other 3 fingers straight and relaxed while practicing Shunya Mudra.
Elements of Shunya Mudra: Space + Fire
4) Prana Mudra
Prana mudra is one of the most useful and important mudras with their ability to trigger the dormant energy. Prana is known to be the vital life force, which is present within all living beings. Prana mudra helps enliven and awaken your personal Prana, which in turn puts you in tune with the Prana that is present around you.
How to practice Prana Mudra
You can perform Prana Mudra by touching the tip of your thumb with your ring and pinkie fingers. Make sure to keep the other two fingers straight while practicing this mudra.
Elements of Prana Mudra: Space+ Water
5) Dhyana Mudra
This mudra is known to be shared across various eastern meditation disciplines. Gautama Buddha is often pictured practicing the Dhyana mudra. The significance of Dhyana mudra is to take you into deeper profound concentration. This gesture helps to bring you inner peace and tranquillity.
How to practice Dhyana Mudra
To practice the Dhyana mudra, you need to sit and keep your hands facing upward. The right hand should rest on the top of your left hand. The right hand represents the higher spiritual faculties and enlightenment, and the left hand represents the world of illusion or Maya.
Elements of Dhyana Mudra: All
6) Surya Mudra
This mudra is known to improve digestion & metabolism and increase the fire element in the body. It helps ward off cold by increasing the body temperature and also reduces the heaviness in the body.
How to practice Surya Mudra
Surya Mudra is practiced by taking your ring finger to the base of your thumb by bending it. It should be practiced in such a way that your thumb touches the knuckle of your ring finger. While practicing it, make sure to stretch the other 3 fingers straight.
Elements of Surya Mudra: Space+ Water
Mudras gives us an idea that we alone can be the master of our own health. People from all age groups can benefit from practicing Mudras without any side effect on their health. According to the Ayurveda health experts, Mudras can make a significant change in our lives with 15 minutes of practice, every day. Similarly, Shreevarma has been making significant changes in people’s lives for 20 years by helping them switch to Ayurveda. Shreevarma community heals thousands of patients every year from all across the globe with their wide range of Ayurveda products, naturopathy, and Ayurvedic consultation.