IS THERE ANY MUDRA TO CONTROL OUR PRAN ;TO GO DEEP IN MEDITATION ?INNER YOGA-07
There are five mudras to balance and ‘topping up’ the five Pranas ;whenever they get low.But we have to follow step by step.Without ‘topping up’ the other Pranas,sadhak can't go in deep meditation.
DESCRIPTION OF THE FIVE MUDRAS;---
1-CHIN MUDRA (Gesture of Consciousness) :---- Place the thumb nail in to the index nail. Letting the rest of the fingers are extended. The hands are placed palms facing down on the thighs while sitting in Diamond pose / Vajrasana. Slow rhythmic breathing in a 4:3:6:3 ratio (Inhale : 4, keeping air inside : 3, Exhale : 6, Keeping belly empty without air : 3). Repeat this cycle for 7 times. BENEFITS;-
11 POINTS;- 1-It makes prana flow in the pelvis and in the legs 2-Reduces headache 3-Removes the congestion 4-If you practice regularly, anger will go down 5-It controls the infatuation 6-Reduces mentally stressed out in the evening as too many thoughts in the mind 7-Keeps the mind in balance 8-Reduces the ego 9-Creation of a Pranic circuit, which maintains and redirects the “Prana” or the flow of energy within your body 10-Stimulation of the energies based at the Mooladhara Chakra If we practice it regularly, 11- it will cure all psychological disorders like Mental, Hysteria, Depression etc. NOTE-This mudra is reverse of jyan mudra. 2-CHINMAYA MUDRA; --
04 POINTS;-- 1-Chinmaya mudra, which is also referred to as "the gesture of awareness," is one of the powerful mudras that promote physical and mental health.
2-Chinmaya is a Sanskirt word which means "supreme awareness," "full of knowledge" or "pure wisdom"; and mudra means "gesture" or "seal." 3-Mudras can be practiced for up to 45 minutes. It is highly recommended to practice a mudra for at least 15 minutes a day. 4-To practice chinmaya mudra, assume padmasana, vajrasana or sukhasana TECHNIQUE;-
03 POINTS;-- 1-Bring the tips of the thumb and forefinger together and form a circle.
2-Curl the remaining fingers into your palms. Place your palms on the upper thighs. The palms can face upward or downward.
3-Keep the eyes closed and breathe through the nose. Start practicing the mudra for 10 minutes and gradually increase the duration for up to 45 minutes. BENEFITS;(The benefits of practicing chinmaya mudra include);---
04 POINTS;-- 1-Promotes flow of prana. 2-Positively impacts the energy in the thoracic region 3-Promotes breathing in the midsection of the lungs 4-Improves digestion WHAT IS THE SYMBOLIC MYSTERY CHINMAYA MUDRA? -
11 FACTS;-- 1-The four folded fingers represent the finite aspects of the world around us.
2-The closed fist shows that the phenomenal world seems to be severely limited, blind and unconscious.
3-The thumb pointing forwards indicates the consciousness and the transcendental aspect of existence that pervades everything.
4-It is often regarded as different to or separate from the material world, yet in fact the manifested universe is really identical with and permeated with consciousness. 5-The material world is linked intimately with consciousness. This is indicated by the contact between the index finger and the thumb. 6- Chinmaya Mudra (Gesture of Manifested Consciousness)--- Furthermore, the folded fingers represent the physical, bioplasmic and mental aspects of life. These are not the complete aspects of man, for there is also consciousness. 7-All of these aspects are intimately linked, yet it is the consciousness that is transcendental and capable of contacting infinity and the whole.
8-This is indicated by the thumb, which points away from the finitude symbolized by the four fingers. 9-Again this mudra symbolizes yoga – the realization that the individual (four fingers) is identical to and connected directly with consciousness. The four fingers can also represent the gradual unfoldment of higher states of awareness.
10-That is, the little, ring and middle fingers represent different facets of the material world, from stones and trees to animals and birds, all becoming increasingly aware.
11--Eventually there is man, who seems to be no more than mind and body yet as far as we know, man alone can develop awareness sufficiently to know his integral identity with conscious-ness. This again is shown by the joining of the thumb and index finger. 3-ADI MUDRA:--
04 POINTS;-- 1-Adi mudra is a symbolic, ritualistic gesture of the hands often used in a spiritual yoga practice to calm and quiet the mind and nervous system.
2-It can also help prepare the practitioner for pranayama breathing exercises. 3-In this mudra, the thumb is pressed on the inside of the palm and the fingers are closed around it, making a gentle fist. 4-The name for this mudra comes from the Sanskrit roots adi, meaning "first" or "primal," and mudra, meaning "gesture," "mark" or "seal." THREE STEPS TO PERFORM;---
1-Adi mudra is formed by placing the thumbs into the palms and curls the other fingers over the thumbs. 2-Place the ‘fists’ down onto the thighs with the backs of the hands higher . 3- Slow rhythmic breathing in a 4:3:6:3 ratio (Inhale : 4, keeping air inside : 3, Exhale : 6, Keeping belly empty without air : 3) 3. Repeat this cycle for 7 times. Duration: 30minutes every day, either at one stretch or in two parts(i.e for 15 minutes, twice a day) BENEFITS;-
05 POINTS;- 1-Performing Audi mudra opens the higher lobes of the lungs.
2-Adi Mudra motivates Udana vatu, the prana that Moves upwards in the head region, and outwards to the extremities.
3-In physical terms, it is in charge of the balancing and healing the sense organs.
4-In more subtle terms it is in Charge of balancing our appreciations.
5-Adi mudra in Try to maintain awareness of each breath moving into out of the nostrils for two or three minutes. Advantages of ADI MUDRA: 5-1-Increases the vital capacity of the lungs. 5-2-It helps the organs to function actively. 5-3-Increases oxygen flows to the throat and head area. 5-4-It quiets the nervous system. 4- MERUDANDA MUDRA;-
04 POINTS;- 1-A yoga mudra to relieve stress and help you relax. Merudanda Mudra is an excellent mudra series that will enhance the awareness experience as the breath is directed to various parts of the body.
2-Through this mudra sequence, notice the quality and characteristics of the breath. Encourage yourself to find the starting point of the breath; that place inside where you feel the breath originate in the body.
3-As you move through the sequence notice if the breath has arrived in a new place. 4-Merudanda Mudra can be used in a chair yoga class, standing or on the mat in simple seated pose, BENEFITS;-
04 POINTS;- 1-Meradanda mudra will help calm your mind especially when you are stressed.
2-This mudra causes the thymus gland to release beneficial hormones that release stress from the body.
3-It also helps remove restlessness from the mind and helps you become more aware and improve focus and concentration.
4-The deep breathing also helps expand your lungs and purifies the blood. You can detox your body with this simple yoga mudra. STEPS TO PERFORM;---
06 POINTS;- 1-Sit in sukhasana or the easy pose. Close your eyes and relax. 2-Keep your spine erect and rest your hands on your thighs. Make sure that your palms are facing down 3-Bend your fingers inside curling your fingers into fists such that your thumbs extend towards each other. 4-Take slow deep breaths and hold the position 8-10 breaths. Make sure you are focussing on your breath. 5-Then roll your thumb upwards facing the sky and hold for 8-10 breaths. 6-Finally move your thumb out to the sides and take eight slow, deep breaths. This can be an excellent way to bring awareness to your breath. You can perform the mudra any time of the day and even before or after practising other yoga asanas. PRECAUTION;-
05 POINTS;- 1-Never practice this mudra on a full stomach. 2-Discontinue this mudra in case of any discomfort or pain. 3-Avoid performing this mudra if you have a heart disease or high blood pressure. 5- BRAHMA/POORNA Mudra ( MUDRA FOR LUNGS -) Brahma Mudra Pranayama or Gesture of Supreme Spirit Breath opens the whole lungs. TECHNIQUE;--
05 STEPS;--- 1-Sit in any comfortable sitting position like Sukh Asana, with the spine in a upright position. 2-Place the thumbs into the palms, and curl the other fingers over the thumbs. 3-Take these fists in such a way that the knuckles are pressed together, and the inner wrists are uppermost. 4-Press both hands into the body at the level of the pelvic bone. 5-Close the eyes and breathe naturally, through the nose. Try to maintain awareness of each breath moving into and out of the nostrils for two or three minutes. BENEFITS;-
02 POINTS;- 1-This Mudra opens the whole of the lungs. 2-It stimulates Vyana Vayu, the Prana which acts as our ‘second wind’ balancing and ‘topping up’ the other Pranas whenever they get low. It has the effect of revitalizing the whole system. ...SHIVOHAM.........