Prithvi Mudra - This mudra has been proven as most beneficial for improving digestion. Since, there is a big number of diseases related to digestion, it works as a wonder to reduce all of them. It is most effective in preventing diseases that are due to deficiency of vitamins and minerals as better digestion improves the capability of body to absorb these nutrients in the system. In addition of this, regular practicing of this mudra improves the body strength and balances the body mass index. It also helps in bringing back the lost glow in the skin and increases the activeness of body.
How to practise this Mudra - Join the tips of thumb and ring finger keeping all other fingers as straight as per the picture shown here. Practice this for at least 30- 40 minutes in one stretch continuously or in 5 - 10 minutes periodical stretches in a way that you are able to practice this for at least 30 - 40 minutes total in a day for better results.
Apaan Mudra - This mudra helps in curing diseases due to apaan vayu like constipation, retention of fecal matter in the rectum, piles, gulm etc. It helps in removing the toxins from the body through sweat. Apaan Mudra is seen to be helpful in curing heart diseases, kidney diseases specially retention of urine and dental problems.
How to practise this Mudra - Join the tip of the thumb with the tips of middle finger and ring finger keeping rest fingers as straight as per the photograph shown here. Practice this for at least 30- 40 minutes in one stretch continuously or in 5 - 10 minutes periodical stretches in a way that you are able to practice this for at least 30 - 40 minutes total in a day for better results.
Often, we take lot of medicines for number of dieseases either for curing it or for preventing it and multiple times it is seen that these medicines backfire at older age when we start seeing their aftereffects in body. Yogasan came as a breather for all those who want an alernative for taking medicines and yet remain free of diseases. Hast mudras are the next generation of yogasan and have multiple benefits.
Our universe is made up of five tatvas viz. Aakash, Vayu, Agni, Jal and Prithvi. Likewise our body is also madeup of same five tatvas and whenever the proportion or the placement of these tatvas change in our body, it becomes prone to diseases. Right proporation of these tatvas in our body is called as Samsthiti and it becomes Vishamstithti whenever the proportion changes. These 5 tatvas controls the internal secretion of glands and hence proper functioning of internal organs. The five fingers in our hands also represent these 5 tatvas and we can alter the proporation of these tatvas to the right combination by exercising few mudras made with the helps of these fingers. Let us see which finger represent which tatva:
Index Finger: Vayu
Middle Finger: Aakash
Ring Finger: Prithvi
Little Finger: Jal
Now, we will go through few Hast Mudras below:
- Vayu Mudra - This mudra is beneficial for all the 80 types of vatvyadhis like arthritis, paralysis, cervical, joint pains, gastric troubles etc. It strengthens the backbone and improves blood circulation. This mudra can be exercised by keeping the index finger at the root of thumb and pressing the thumb lightly on the index finger. All other fingers should be kept straight. Given picture shows the correct form of this mudra :