The Healing Practice of Mudras
Mudras Regulate the Five Elements of the Body*
perform hand mudras
in general are actions of hands and fingers that can be
performed at any time in any way, like sitting, standing,
walking or travelling. So there's no need to devote a special
time to perform a mudra, but the maximum benefit is by doing
it in sitting posture, especially in sukhasana (easy pose),
vajrasana, or padmasana. (See photos, L to R.) If you have
constriants of time you can even perform them in installments.
and duration for mudras
initial phase mudras should be performed for at least 10
minutes and then can be extended to 30 minutes to 1 hour.
It is not necessary to leave all your normal work for 1
hour to perform mudras as it can be done at any time, any
place, and in any posture, even if you can't perform all
at one stretch you can practice in 2-3 installments.
are very powerful. If practiced regularly, you'll experience
the health benefits. (See Disease/Mudra list.)
For Cerebral Equilibrium
Mudra of Knowledge
Touch the tip of the thumb to the
tip of the index finger, with the other three fingers stretched
A mudra of knowledge, it enhances the knowledge.
The tip of thumb correlates to the pituitary and endocrine
glands. When you press these centers with the index finger
the two glands work actively.
No particular time duration for this mudra. You
can practice while sitting, standing or lying on a bed whenever
and wherever you have time.
memory power and sharpens the brain
concentration and prevents Insomnia
practiced regularly, it will relieve psychological disorders
like Hysteria, Anger and Depression (See Disease/Mudra list.)
Mudra of Earth
Tip of the ring finger touches the
tip of the thumb with the other three fingers stretched out.
Reduces all physical weaknesses.
Has no particular time duration. You can practice
it any time you want.
to increase weight for weak life-force people
the complexion of skin and makes the skin glow
body functionality (See Disease/Mudra list.)
Mudra of Water
Tip of little finger touches the
tip of thumb with the other three fingers stretched out.
Balances the water content and prevents all diseases
which come due to lack of water.
Has no specific time duration. Can be practiceed
according to convenience.
clarity in blood by balancing water content in the body
the pain of Gastroenteritis and Muscle Shrinkage (See Disease/Mudra list.)
Mudra of Air
Keep the index finger on the base
of the thumb and press with the thumb keeping the other three
Prevents diseases that occur due to imbalances in
The practice of this mudra for 45 minutes reduces
the severity of disease in 12 to 24 hours. For better results
practice for 40-60 days.
Rheumatism, Arthritis, Gout, Parkinson's disease and paralysis
without any medicine
for Cervical Spondilytis, paralysis of the face, and pressure
on nerves in neck
gas pressure in the stomach (See Disease/Mudra list.)
Mudra of Emptiness
Keep the middle finger at the mount
of Venus and press with the thumb.
Reduces the dullness in the body.
One can practice this for 40 to 60 minutes daily
an earache within 4 or 5 minutes
for the deaf and mentally challenged (See Disease/Mudra list.)
Mudra of the Sun
Bend the ring finger and press it
Correlates to the thyroid gland.
Practice twice daily for 5 to 15 minutes.
cholesterol in body and helps in reducing weight
or relieves indigestion (See Disease/Mudra list.)
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, this improves the life
force. The weak become strong. Reduces clumps in blood vessels.
Practiced regularly this promotes physical activity.
No specific time duration. One can practice it any
the power of the eyes and reduces eye related issues
vitamin deficiency and fatigue (See Disease/Mudra list.)
Mudra of Digestion
The tips of middle finger and ring
finger touch the tip of thumb while the other two fingers
are stretched out.
Plays an important role in our health as it regulates
the excretory system. Note: Your health and wellness is absolutely
dependant on the rapid removal of systemic waste. Toxicity
can be mitigated if removed from the body rapidly. Try it.
See I Do Not
Eat Dead Animals and Dieterata.
Practice daily for 45 minutes, but practicing for
longer period yields more benefits.
constipation and piles
establish regular excretion of solid waste (See Disease/Mudra list.)
Mudra of the Heart
The tips of the middle finger and
ring finger touch the tip of thumb, while the index finger
touches the base of thumb and the little finger is stretched
Benefits the heart and works like an injection in
the reduction of heart attack. It is as powerful as a sorbitate
tablet. Reduces the gas content in body.
Practice as many times as you can. Heart patients
and BP patients can practice twice for 15 minutes daily for
the heart and regularizes palpitation
gastric issues (See Disease/Mudra list.)
Mudra of Heat
Interlock the fingers of both hands
and keep the thumb of the left hand vertically straight and
encircle it with the thumb and the index finger of the right
Generates heat in the body. Take milk, ghee,
more water and fruit juices in addition to the practice of
this mudra for many benefits.
Practice any time. But do not over-practice as it
produces heat in the body. It can cause excessive sweating
even in winter.
production of phlegm and gives power to lungs
severe cold and bronchial infections
healthy and free from any illness or disease, a balance is
required among the five elements.
Science reveals that coordination of the five elements controls
the internal glands of the body parts, and their physiological
functions. There are particularly dormant energies within
the body, which get activated using these mudras thus making
us healthy and fit. See Disease/Mudra list. --
Astrology the Jupiter (index) finger, when long, indicates
a love of power and command over others; when short, it denotes
a dislike of responsibility and lack of ambition.
(middle) finger, when long, indicates prudence, love of solitude
and a reserved, studious disposition.; when short, it denotes
frivolity and a general lack of seriousness in all things.
(ring) finger, when long, indicates a love of the beautiful,
a desire for celebrity and fame; when excessively long, the
tendency towards notoriety, speculative risk-taking, the love
of money and gambling; when short, it denotes a dislike for
all these things.
(little) finger, when long, indicates mental power, a grasp
of languages, and the power of expression, especially in speech;
when short, it denotes difficulty in speaking and expression
of thoughts; when crooked, with an irregular Head Line, it
denotes a handicapped mentality.
of The Hand
feet express the heavens and the hands express the feet. If
you want to adjust the psychic body, massage the feet. If
to adjust the physical body, massage the hands."
should be long in proportion to the palm, they then denote
greater intellectuality and mental power. When short and stubby
looking, the subject is inclined to exhibit animalism and
gross materialism. See Kundalini
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with a health care professional should occur before applying
adjustments or treatment to the body, consuming medications
or nutritional supplements and before dieting, fasting or
exercising. None of these activities are herein presented
as substitutes for competent medical treatment.