MENTION SOME IMPORTANT YOG MUDRAS FOR HEALING ?PRANAYAMA-15
Yoga is not only an exercise but a form of spiritual practice to improve you physical, mental and spiritual well being. It doesn’t only refer to twisting and curling your body into different shapes and poses, but it also involves some specific mudras posed during meditations. Mudras mean gestures adopted during pranayams and meditations that directs flow of energy into our body. Yogic tantras say that these mudra yoga techniques stimulate different areas of the brain.
HAND YOG MUDRAS ;-
1- Kundalini Yoga assumes that every area of the hand forms a reflex zone for an associated part of the body and the brain. In this way, we can consider the hands to be a mirror for our body and our mind.
2-With pranayama, asanas and meditation, Mudras or Hand Gestures is a practice to improve our physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Our hands define our karma and fingers being the power points, are a link between individual Pranic force and universal cosmic energy.
3-The subtle hand and finger movements make important connections in the nervous system and stimulate specific energy pathways or nadis.
4-Human body is an amalgamation of 5 elements of nature – Earth, Air, Water, Space and Fire & each finger acts as a representative of one element.Yogis believed if one wants to cure any disease, they can tap into the energy of the elements and rectify the imbalance with the practice of suitable mudras.
5-Starting from the thumb, the fingers represent Fire, Air, Space, Earth and Water.Mudras redirect the energy flow to the upper Chakras, and gradually establish a link between all the Koshas (layers) of the body.
Let’s look at five mudras, its benefits and duration for improving our mental, spiritual and physical health.
There are many different yoga mudras and each of them have a different benefit. Below is the explaination to each.
FIVE IMPORTANT YOG MUDRAS viz,--
1-APAN VAYU MUDRA
2 -GANESH MUDRA
5-MAHASIRS YOGA MUDRA
DESCRIPTION OF FIVE IMPORTANT YOG MUDRAS;-
1-APAN VAYU MUDRA ;- This mudra is one of the most important mudras in healing mudras.It is also called as Mritasanjeevani mudra, EFFECT OF APAN VAYU MUDRA;- Apan vayu mudra is called as Mritsanjeevani mudra. This mudra has an extraordinary power of snatching a person away from the clutches of death. This Mudra is very useful and beneficial for the individual who has suffered from angina or heart attack. This mudra increases the prithvi element and decreases vayu and agani. Other names of APAN VAYU MUDRA; -- Mritisanjeevani Mudra How to do APAN VAYU MUDRA ?-- This mudra is very easy to do, just joining tip of the thumb finger, middle finger, and ring finger, and placing the tip of the index finger on the base of thumb finger. IMPACT OF APAN VAYU MUDRA (on Health):---
04 FACTS;- 1-This mudra increases earth element and decreases fire and air at a time. 2-This mudra is helpful to remove obstructions/blockages and detoxified the body. 3-This mudra helps to increase Aakash element in the body. 4-The increase of earth element helps to increase vitality. Sedation of the mind and relaxation of the body/muscles due to a reduction of element Vayu(air). Benefits and Healing
PROPERTIES of APAN VAYU MUDRA :--
05 FACTS;-- 1-This mudra is useful in the treatments of; Fast heart beats, palpitations, Angina pectoris. 2-Fast heart beats ,Palpitations, Angina pectoris. 3-The practice of this mudrā as soon as heart attack strikes might enable the victim to decrease the damage to the heart muscles. 4-This mudrā is a pain-killer it can be used to treat, headache, toothache, tummy ache, backache, joint pains, heel pain, etc. 5-This mudrā is very useful to overcome excessive sweating, obstruction of urine, Ailments caused by a deficiency of element earth. All the diseases caused due to Vata and Pitta can be overcome through Apan Vayu Mudra. DURATION OF APAN VAYU MUDRA :- Thirty to Forty-five minutes of regular practice is enough to get the good results of Apan Vayu Mudra.You can do it at any time or any place but in the early morning or in the meditation is the best choice to get optimum result. If you are a Kapha Prakriti, then you should practice this mudrā in moderation only. 2-WHAT IS GANESH MUDRA? -- Ganesha, the elephant god, is one of the most popular deities of Hindu mythology. He is supposed to help remove all obstacles from your path. 07 STEPS;- Sit down comfortably on a chair or on a yoga mat in the Lotus Pose (Padma Asana). 1-Bring both hands in front of your chest with your elbows bent. 2-Position the left hand with the palm facing outwards in such a way that your thumb points towards your solar plexus and your little finger points towards your collar bone. 3-Form a claw by bending the four fingers of your left hand and clasp them with the four fingers of your right hand. In this position, your right palm should be facing towards your chest. 4-Inhale deeply. On the exhale, try to pull both arms apart while keeping all eight fingers locked. Feel the stretch along your shoulders and chest 5-Inhale once more and relax your arms while maintaining the Ganesh Mudra lock. Repeat this process six times. 6-Interchange your hands, with your right palm facing outwards and the left palm facing inwards and repeat this process. 7-Release all tension from the arms and bring them close to your chest so that your hands are touching your sternum. Sit in this position for as long as you like and focus on your breath. BENEFITS;- The benefits of the Ganesha Mudra extend to the cardiac muscles, the muscles of the chest, shoulders, and arms. It also helps to release any pent up tension from the shoulders and chest 3-WHAT IS KALESHVARA MUDRA? --
(Mudra for changing character traits and overcoming addictions) 1-Kalesvara Mudra is dedicated to the lord of time. Kalesvara Mudra helps us by clearing conflicting thoughts and making us calmer.
2-It helps us in contemplating and observing our character, addictions and behavior over time, opening the door for change. Kalesvara Mudra can be practiced by anyone desiring change. It should be practiced for at least 15 -20 minutes. 3-To do Kalesvara mudra, join the middle fingers together as indicated. Touch the first two joints of the index fingers and touch your thumbs. Bend the remaining fingers inward.
4-Point your thumbs toward your chest and spread your elbows to the outside. Observe your breath and lengthen the pause after inhalation and after exhalation. 5-Focus on the addiction you want to quit or change you want to make, and imagine it already happening. 4-WHAT IS SHAKTI MUDRA ? ---
05 POINTS;-- This is a hand gesture that provide various mental and physical benefits. Shakti represents the Goddess Durga in Hindu Religion and mudra is a Sanskrit name for hand gesture. Shakti mudrait calms down the mind and highly effective in insomnia. Heal insomnia with Shakti Mudra – how to form the gesture? 1) Place your ring fingers and little fingers together. 2) Place your thumb in the palm and 3) Now bend other fingers (middle and index) loosely over your thumb. 4) This should be done with both hands. 5) Focus on your breathing in the pelvic area and slow down exhalation. BENEFITS OF SHAKTI MUDRA;--
04 POINTS;-- The biggest benefit is to heal insomnia with Shakti mudra. 1) The Shakti Mudra intensifies the respiratory impulse in the lower chest area. It has a calming effect on the body and it will help you to fall asleep at night. 2) It relaxes the whole body and fighting mental stress.You should also read below posts to tackle stress. 3) It relieves tensions from the pelvic area. Hence it brings pleasant relaxation to the pelvic area. As a result, it can counteract spasms in the intestines, or even menstrual complaints. 4)THIS MUDRA will help you to tackle stress. Stress has taken a giant shape and affecting millions of people around us. In such circumstances, it becomes extremely important to control it at initial stage itself. PRECAUTION to be taken while doing Shakti mudra? If shakit mudra is held for too long or if it is done too often, it may also lead to lethargy (loss of energy or enthusiasm). How long to practice SHAKTI MUDRA ? Do as and when needed, or perform it three times a day for 12 minutes. 5-WHAT IS MAHASIRS YOGA MUDRA ( for Headaches) Mahasirs mudra helps to balances out this energy that has been concentrated on the single part of the body. It has a tension-relieving effect. It also eliminates mucous congestion in the in the frontal sinuses. How to do the Mahasirs Mudra;--
04 POINTS;-- Place the tip of the thumb finger index finger and middle fingers are together. 1) Place the ring finger into the fold of the thumb. 2) keep ring finger extended. 3) Join the Index finger, middle finger with the thumb finger at the tip. 4-Do this with both hands. Hold it as long as necessary. BENEFITS OF MAHASIRS YOGA MUDRA;-
05 POINTS;-- 1-Relieves tension 2-Balances energy 3-Eliminates mucus congestion in the frontal sinuses 4-Quiets the senses and calms the emotions 5-This mudra is particularly good for sinus headaches. It is also calming, centering and clears your head bringing clarity. Other hand mudras to relieve a headache:--- Apaan- vaayu mudrā WHAT IS THE DURATION OF MAHASIRS
YOGA MUDRA ? Do as and when you are suffering from a headache or three times a day for 6 minute.. 6-Is there any Mudra for high blood pressure? 1- Aakash mudra, ,2-Apan Vayu mudra, 3-Pran mudra. CONTD. .....SHIVOHAM.......