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Mudras have been practiced since thousands of years by ancient civilizations across the world. The practice of mudras, meaning gestures, is mentioned in ancient texts, which goes to show the depth of wisdom possessed by the people of the past.

Five Elements and Mudras

The five elements in the universe, namely, earth, water, fire, air and space are present in humans; they govern the body and mind. These five elements need to be balanced to support physical and psychological health of humans.

Every finger is associated with an element.

Thumb - Fire

Index finger - Air

Middle finger - Space

Ring finger - Earth

Water - Little finger

Positioning specific fingers in specific patterns stimulate function of associated element.

Benefits of Practicing Mudras

Every mudra has specific benefits to offer. Practicing mudras can offer loads of health benefits including:

  • Boosts immune function
  • Balances the three doshas, namely, vatha, pitha and kapha
  • Supports lung health
  • Regulates heart function
  • Improves brain function
  • Strengthens the nervous system
  • Promotes flow of life force
  • Supports skin health
  • Regulates digestive function
  • Relieves insomnia
  • Relieves stress and promotes calm

We will cover various mudras and their benefits in this section.

Questions and Answers About Mudras

Before we proceed with learning how to perform various mudras and their benefits, here are some important points to note.

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Detoxification Mudra

Mudra practitioners should commence their practice with Detoxification Mudra. This mudra has to be performed for 7 to 10 days...

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Prana Mudra

Prana Mudra is one of the most important mudras. Practicing Prana Mudra helps to regulate flow of prana, the life force, which is indispensable for body mind health...

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Mudras for Cold and Cough Relief

Even about 18 months back, there was not a lot of fuss about one catching cold. For ages, home remedies were always the go-to solution when one was down with cold and cough ...

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Most Effective Mudras for Headaches Including Migraine

Mudras are powerful in treating various health conditions including headaches. Given below are the most effective mudras for headache relief...

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Mudras for Stress Relief

கடும் சவால்களை எதிர்கொள்ள வேண்டிய தற்கால வாழ்க்கை சூழலில் மன அழுத்தமும் மனச் சோர்வும் அதிகமாகக் காணப்படுகின்றன. மன அழுத்தத்தைப் போக்கும்…

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