There are many mudras for health benefits, from Apan to Gyan and beyond. But of them all, there are ten especially important mudras for health benefits.
It’s been scientifically proven that the sacred mudra hand positions used in Hinduism and Buddhism can significantly boost your health and even cure diseases.
Yes. They can cure diseases.
In the East they already know the power of mudras. They know that alternative medicine is more powerful than western medication.
It’s time we over here in the West embraced the power of spiritual healing. That’s why we’re making it stupid easy for you with this guide to ten life changing hand gestures.
There are hundreds of different mudras (108 in Tantric rituals + mudras in dance + over 250 mudras in Mohiniattam and 200+ in Bharatanatam). These mudras have been used for thousands of years, unlike medication. Medications are being invented today. And many of them haven’t even been properly tested.
That’s right. Many medications have not been tested properly. Just think about the last time you saw a news story about a medication being recalled because it caused death or illness.
No mudra has even been “recalled.” Why? Because for four thousand years they’ve consistently healed people and made people healthy inside and out.
As I said just a sec ago, there are over 510 mudras. So naturally, we’ve had our work cut out for us in creating this list of the top ten most important mudras in the world.
But we’ve done it. We’ve even provided comprehensive guides to using all these mudra (just click on any of the mudra names and we’ll show you how to do the mudra).
So without further ado, let’s step to it…
Here are the best mudras for health benefits
The Gyan Mudra is performed by touching the tip of the index finger to the tip of the tumb and having the remaining three fingers held straight out.
The Gyan mudra enhances your ability to use knowledge. The thumb’s tip relates to the energy of the endocrine and pituitary glands. By using this mudra for ten minutes you will activate these glands. This improves memory and helps to enhance the brain. It heightens attention and cure insomnia. It is a helpful cure for anxiety and depression.
The Prithvi Mudra is performed by touching the tip of the ring finger to the tip of thumb, with the other fingers pointing straight out.
The Prithvi Mudra helps to cure musco-skeletal problems. This helps with gaining weight and also helps to cure skin problems and to give the skin a healthy and beautiful glow.
Varuna Mudra – Water Mudra
The Varuna mudra is performed by touching the tip of the little finger to the tip of the thumb with the remaining three fingers being held out straight.
The Varuna Mudra / Water mudra balances water and helps to prevent dehydration. This is helpful in balancing the blood stream and helps with muscle shrinkage and Gastroenteritis.
The Vayu Mudra / Air Mudra is performed by placing the index finger underneath the thumb so the tip of the index finger touches the base of the thumb. Hold the other fingers out straight.
The Vayu Mudra / air Mudra balances the air element and helps with relieving arthritis, gout, rheumatism, Parkinson’s disease and paralysis.
Shunya Mudra / Emptyness Mudra
The Shunya Mudra / Emptyness Mudra is performed by placing the third finger underneath the thumb, the tip of the third finger touching the base of the thumb. The other fingers are held straight.
The Shunya Mudra / Emptyness Mudra helps to sharpen your mind. It is best practiced for 40 – 60 minutes at a time. Use this mudra to cure earache and to cure ear infections.
The Surya Mudra / Sun Mudra is performed by placing the fourth finger underneath the thumb so the tip of the fourth finger touches the base of the thumb. The other fingers are held out straight.
The Surya Mudra / Sun Mudra is best performed for 10 -15 minutes. It helps with weight loss and also reduces anxiety.
The Prana Mudra / Life Mudra is performed by pressing the tips of the ring finger and little finger to the tip of the thumb. The remaining fingers are held out straight.
The Prana Mudra / Life Mudra improves strength and mobility, helps lower cholesterol and blood pressure and helps with getting you active. It also boosts the immune system and helps sight.
Apana Mudra / Digestion Mudra
The Apana Mudra is performed by pressing the tips of the ring finger and middle finger to the tip of the thumb. The other fingers are held out straight.
The Apana Mudra is the best mudra for helping digestion. Practice it for 45 minutes a day and it will help regulate blood sugar, relieve constipation, gastroenteritis and IBS.
Apana Vayu Mudra / Heart Mudra
The Apana Vayu Mudra / Heart Mudra is performed by pressing the tips of the ring and fourth finger to the tip of the thumb and curling the index finger over to press the base of the thumb while the little finger is stretched out. Practice this mudra for ten minutes at a time and it will help with the wellbeing of your heart. It regulates palpitations and helps digestion.
To perform the Linga mudra, interlock the finger of both hands. Now hold the thumb of the left hand straight up and wrap the index finger and thumb of the right hand around it. Practicing the Linga Mudra for ten minutes will produce heat in the body and will assist the lungs and relieve phlegm. It can help to cure colds and fevers and is a great help with bronchial infections.
We recommend trying all the mudras and learning the benefits of each. That way you know them when you need them.
These mudra hand gestures are immensely potent. They are the best mudras for health benefits. You might as well start using them today, right?