Thursday, June 1, 2017

Yoga and acupuncture are very popular in the western world as a way to treat certain aches and 
pains. Mudra is less known, yet a very effective practice. Mudras are certain hand positions that 
are designed to stimulate different parts of your body and mind.

Originating in India, these mudras are designed to stimulate ALL parts of the body and mind. 

There are 8 basic gestures, and when you see what they can do, you'll be trying them right 


1. Gyan Mudra 

This gesture increases the air element, and to help with enthusiasm, 

creative thinking, and drowsiness.

 2. Vaayu Mudra 

This is intended to decrease the air element 

and to help people with an overanxious mind. It is good for aggressive and hyperactive people 

as well. 

3. Aakash Mudra

 This gesture aims to increase the space element, and to relieve fear, 

sorrow, anger, and congestive issues. It also detoxifies the body from metabolic waste. 

4. Shunya Mudra

 This gesture decreases the space element, and helps with pain in the ear. 

5. Prithvi Mudra 

This gesture increases the earth element and decreases the fire element. It also 

relieves fatigue and help muscles heal. 

6. Surya Mudra 

This gesture increases the fire element, 

while decreasing the earth. It is “ideal” for those with suppressed thyroid activity. 

7. Varun Mudra

 This gesture increases the water element. It will aid with painful joints, arthritis, and 


8. Jal Shaamak Mudra

 This gesture decreases the water element, and is good for those 

who have excessive sweat glands, runny noses, and watery eyes. These basic hand gestures can 

help your body function right, and you can practice them even while sitting at your desk!


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