Hand Postures   

POSTURE OF KNOWLEDGE (GYANA MUDRA):

Method: This mudra is achieved by joining the tips of the index fingers with the tips of the thumbs.

Benefits: By practicing this posture for 5 to 20 minutes for 15 days, it can increase memory, intellectual power, calming your anger, and give relief from headaches and migraines.

GASTRIC CONTROL POSTURE (VAYU VIJAY MUDRA):

Method: This posture is achieved by bending the index finger to the root of the thumb.

Benefits: By practicing this posture 5 to 15 minutes for 15 days, it can give relief from gastric trouble, pain in the joints, paralysis, trembling, diarrhea, constipation, bad thoughts, acidity, ulcer and abdominal pain.

THE SUN POSTURE (SURYA-MUDRA):

Method: This posture is consummated by bending the ring finger and pressing it by the thumb with light pressure.

Benefits: By practicing this posture 5 to 15 minutes for 25 days, it reduces obesity, evens the distributions of fat in the body, increases brightness on the forehead, and leads to weight reduction. It is also helpful in curing diabetes and liver disorders.

VITAL ENERGY POSTURE (MAHAPRANA-MUDRA):

Method: This Mudra is achieved by joining the thumb with the tips of the ring and little fingers.

Benefits: By practicing this posture 5 to 15 minutes for 15 days, it gives relief from disorders of the eye, improves eyesight, and increases vital energy and resistance power. It is helpful in physical ability.

THE WATER POSTURE (VARUN MUDRA):

Method: This Mudra is achieved by joining the tips of the thumbs and the little fingers.

Benefits: By practicing this posture 5 to 30 minutes for 30 days, it helps to cure skin disease, excessive perspiration; it purifies the blood and balances its circulation, making the body flexible.

THE SOUND POSTURE (APAN-MUDRA):

Method: This Mudra is achieved by pressing the middle and ring fingers under the thumb.

Benefits: By practicing this posture 5 to 15 minutes for 7 days, it helps to cure heart, kidney and throat problems. It also purifies the body; ailments of the mouth, eyes, nose and ears are cured. It gives immediate relief in controlling drinking habits.

THE HEART POSTURE (APAAN VAYU MUDRA):

Method: This Mudra is achieved by keeping the index finger near the roots of the thumbs (as in figure 2) and by pressing the middle and ring fingers with the thumbs.

Benefits: By practicing 5 to 20 minutes for 10 days, it gives relief from high blood pressure, heart trouble, heat emotions and passions. It is also beneficial in cases of sudden and massive heart attacks.

ENERGY POSTURE (SHIVA-LINGA-MUDRA):

Method: this Mudra is achieved by intertwining the fingers of the two hands while raising the left thumb. Hands should be kept close to the chest.

Benefits: By practicing for 1 to 5 minutes for 7 days, it is beneficial in controlling coughs, colds, asthma, paralysis, vibration, sinuses, and low blood pressure.

GOOD NIGHT MUDRA (PARIVATAN MUDRA):

Method: Lie down on your back. Clasp your hand tightly, interlocking the fingers. Then with the fingers of the left hand press on the back of the right hand and vice versa. Repeat 27 times.

Benefits: By practicing for 3 days, this mudra cures insomnia and can lead to sound sleep and no bad dreams. The body will rest easily and comfortably.

PRASANNA MUDRA (Hair do Posture):

Method: Keep hand near the chest. Rub the nails of the eight fingers against each other for 5 to 10 minutes for 30 days. The thumbs should be straight.

Benefits: This slows down hair loss, with reduction of gray hair and split ends. It makes hair lustrous and strong. while improving disposition.

DHENU POSTURE:

Method: Crossing both hands, join the index finger to the middle finger, ring finger to the little fingers and keep thumb to the other thumb. Point the fingers downward. Close your eye and concentrate your conscious mind on the mudra. While in this position you will feel your mental problems going in to the earth through your fingers.

Benefits: By practicing 1 to 5 minutes for 7 days, it is helpful in curing depression, mental disturbance, despair, dissension and stress.