Have you ever listened? hand gestures which are also known as hasta mudras or yoga mudras can heal your diseases and ailment. Yes, this is a right, hasta mudra has the power to heal the diseases when you keep your hand gesture in a specific way.
Hand gesture or hasta mudra is a science which is ancient rishi uses to heal the ailments and diseases of the body, before going to detail discussion first we discuss what is hand gesture or hasta mudra?
A Mudra word is derived from the Sanskrit language, which means “gesture”. Mudra is a ritual gesture mostly used in Hinduism and Buddhism. Mudra is a pose of hand, arms, and body that is mostly used in yogic and spiritual practices.
Buddha is aware of these different mudras which are he used in his spiritual and yogic journey throughout his life and it can be easily seen in the statues and paintings of buddha depicted in various places, even kung fu is derived from Indian Martial arts Kalaraipayattu contains different positions similar to these hasta mudras or hand gesture.
Do You know that mudras are also used in the Indian classical dance mainly in Bharatnatyam and mohiniattam respectively 200 and 250 mudras are used in the traditional dances, Even in Tantric rituals 108 mudras are used?
After a brief discussion of mudras, we are just going to discuss hasta mudra. How your hand and fingers can heal the diseases and helps you to keep your mind calm.
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What do Your five fingers denote?
Generally, the human body is made of five-element i.e fire, air, space, earth, and, water, most human beings have five fingers in their hand and these five fingers also represent fir, air, space, earth, and water. So which fingers represent the which specific elements lets know:-
Thumb represents Fire, the Index finger represents air, the middle finger represents space, ring and little finger represent earth and water respectively.
How Do Hasta Mudra Or Hand Gestures Works?
Now in your mind, a question is popping up How does this hasta mudra work. Is there any mechanism behind this Science? As you know that this whole universe is energy, everything in this world has some kind of energy and waves.
As our five fingers represent the five elements of the universe and every five elements has its particular and specific function within the body. fingers work like an electric circuit and the use of mudras manages the flow of energy within the body it makes a proper balance of fire, air, space, earth, and, water. A meticulous connection is created by mudras in the brain with the instinctual patterns that impact the unconscious reflexes of these areas. In exchange the internal energy balances and redirects the changes in the sensory organs glands, veins, and, tendons of the body,
Let’s understand what are these hasta mudras, the benefits of hasta mudra, and the specific times to practice them.
Ten Hasta Mudra
Ten magical hasta mudra and their benefits we going to discuss, these all hasta mudras have a healing power that can heal your problems just by practicing it daily to a certain duration.
1. Gyan Mudra Or Knowledge Mudra
As its name shows that this mudra is related to knowledge, it enhances the knowledge of the human being. As every five fingers are connected to a specific part of the body, the thumb tip is the center of the endocrine and pituitary glands when you press the tip of the thumb from the tip of the index finger, it activates both endocrine and pituitary glands
Actually, there is no particular time duration you can practice at any time of the day at any place by sitting, standing, or lying on the bed make sure that your back is straight.
Benefits of Gyan Mudra or Knowledge Mudra
Knowledge mudra has a lot of benefits like boosting memory power, increasing concentration, sharpening the brain, prevent from insomnia if you practice the Gyan mudra regularly you will get benefitted.
2. Prithvi Mudra Or Earth Mudra
Prithvi mudra nurtures the body as mother earth did. Press the tip of the thumb from the ring finger and keep the other three fingers straight. Prithvi mudra strengthens your body by reducing all weakness.
You can practice this mudra at any time at any place of your will as it doesn’t have any particular time.
Benefits of Prithvi Mudra
Prithvi mudra increases the weight of underweighted people, improves the skin complexion, keeps its glow, and makes you active and healthy.
3.Varun Mudra Or Water Mudra
As its name suggested Varun mudra or water mudra is related to balancing the water level of the body and preventing water-related diseases from occurring due to lack of water in the body. to practice this mudra you need to press the tip of the thumb from the little finger
You can practice this mudra at any time at any place of your will as it doesn’t have any particular time to practice it. you just need to keep your back straight.
Benefits of Varun Mudra
Varun mudra helps to purify the blood by maintaining the proper water balance in the body and, prevents the pain of muscle shrinkage and gastroenteritis.
4. Vayu Mudra or Air Mudra
Vayu Mudra or air mudra prevents all the diseases that occur due to an imbalance of the air in the body. to practice Vayu mudra you need to put your index finger beneath the thumb base and press the index finger from your thumb and keep the remaining three fingers straight.
You can practice Vayu mudra for 45 minutes. It starts showing its effects within 12 to 24 hours depending on the severity of the disease, for the best result try at least for 2months.
Benefits of Vayu Mudra
Vayu Mudra can cure Arthritis and rheumatism, paralysis, and Parkinson’s disease without the help of medicine. It is useful in diseases like cervical spondylitis, catching of nerves in the neck, face paralysis, and gives relief to the stomach gas.
5. Shunya Mudra Or Emptiness Or Space Mudra
Shunya mudra minimizes the dullness in our bodies. To practice this mudra you just need to put your middle finger on the mount of the venus and press the middle finger from your thumb and keep the other remaining fingers straight.
Anybody can practice shunya mudra for 40 to 60 minutes at any time regularly until the disease is healed.
Benefits of Shunya Mudra
Shunya mudra can give you relives from earaches within 5to 6 minutes. It can be useful for mentally challenged and deaf people but not for inborn ones.
6. Surya Mudra Or Sun Mudra
Surya Mudra clears the center of the thyroid gland. To practice, this mudra fold your ring finger towards the thumb and press it from your thumb.
you have to practice Surya mudra for 5 to 15 minutes regularly twice a day.
Benefits Of Surya Mudra
Surya mudra improves indigestion problems and reduces cholesterol, anxiety, and weight.
7. Prana Mudra Or Life Mudra
Prana Mudra is a mudra that improves the life power as it makes the weaker person into a stronger person and, reduces the clamps in the blood vessels, if you do prana mudra it will make you more active. to practice this mudra you have to touch the tip of your thumb from your little and ring the fingertip.
you can practice at any time and at any place as per your convenience.
Benefits Of Prana Mudra
prana mudra improves eyesight and immunity, it reduces eye-related problems and vitamin deficiencies.
8. Apana Mudra Or Digestion Mudra
Apan Mudra Plays a very vital role as it managed the excretory system. to practice this mudra you need to touch your thumb tip from the tip of the ring and middle finger and keep the remaining two fingers straight. and sit in any asan padma asan or sukh asan.
you can practice it for 45 minutes daily. For better results, you can practice longer.
Benefits of Apana Mudra
Apna Mudra managed Diabetes, It helps in piles and constipation problems, and helps to regulate excrete normal wastage regularly.
9. Apana Vayu Mudra or Heart Mudra
Apana Vayu Mudra is beneficial for the heart it works amazingly in a heart attack, reduces gas content from the body it gives instant relief. fold the index finger and touch the base of the thumb and from the tip of the middle and ring finger touch the tip of the thumb, and stretch the little finger. Now sit this mudra in a comfortable position and close your eyes and feel the power of mudra.
you can practice Apana Vayu Mudra as many times as you can do, but for better results, you can practice this mudra for at least 15 minutes twice a day. BP and heart patients can practice this mudra.
Benefits of Apana Vayu Mudra
Apana Vayu Mudra regularizes the palpitations and strengthens the heart. It managed to excrete the system from gastric troubles.
10. Ling Mudra Or Heat Mudra
Ling Mudra generates heat in the body. To practice this mudra interlock both hands’ fingers and keep the left hand thumb straight and surround the thumb with right hand thumb and index finger. while practicing this mudra consume milk, ghee, fruit juice, and more water as this mudra increases the body heat.
You can practice ling mudra at any time of the day as your convenience but do not practice longer as it produces heat in the body even in the winter it makes you sweat.
Benefits of Ling Mudra
Ling Mudra stops your excess production of phlegm and strengthens the power of the lungs, it helps in bronchial infection and severe cold, It makes you feel healthy and fresh.
All these mudras are very beneficial and good for your health you can practice this mudra by sitting in padmasan, sukhasan, vajrasan or just simply sitting on the chair to make sure your back is straight.
Stay Healthy and Stay Happy!