4 Best Mudras for Insomnia

Hope you read our earlier post on insomnia causes, health conditions caused by sleeplessness and best yoga poses for lack of sleep. Mudras play a great role in treating insomnia. Read on for the 4 best mudras for insomnia.

Best Mudras for Insomnia

Given below are some of the most important mudras for insomnia.

1) Prana Mudra

Prana Mudra

Check this post for benefits of Pran Mudra and directions on how to perform the mudra.

2) Gyan Mudra

mudra for insomnia


  • Assume Lotus Pose, Easy Pose or Thunderbolt Pose.
  • Bring the tips of index finger and thumb together. 
  • Keep the other three fingers stretched.
  • The palms should face downwards.
  • Hold the pose in both hands for 15 to 30 minutes.
3) Shunya Vayu Mudra


  • Assume Lotus Pose, Easy Pose or Thunderbolt Pose.
  • Fold your index and middle fingers so the tips touch the base of the thumb. 
  • Place your thumb over the folded fingers. 
  • Keep the ring finger and little finger stretched. 
  • Shunya Vayu Mudra can be performed for 15 minutes if practiced for general well-being. If it is practiced as a therapy for a particular ailment, the mudra can be held for 45 minutes. 
4) Shakti Mudra

mudra for insomnia


  • Assume Easy Pose or any other meditative pose you are comfortable with. 
  • Fold the thumb and place your index and middle fingers over it.
  • Let the ring finger and little finger be stretched.
  • Assume the same finger positions in both the hands and bring them closer to each other.
  • The tips of ring finger and little finger of your right hand should touch the tips of respective fingers in your left.
  • Knuckles of folded index and middle fingers should be held together.
  • Hold the mudra for 15 to 30 minutes.

Performing the above 4 best mudras for insomnia will help to relieve sleeplessness and promote quality sleep.

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