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Get Rid of Health Problems (Series 4)

Better Health through


Compiled by S. Ramalingam, AGM (Inspection), ZIO, Pune
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What is
?
What

Mudra :

are

benefits
doing

ramalingam.subramanian@sbi.co.in

Keeping the fingers of our both the hands in a specified posture.

the :

Each mudra activates our body-mind system in a very specific

in

manner and brings in a positive influence/energy on our body which

the

Mudra ?

solves

our

physical

and

mental

health

problems.

It

regulates/strengthens our energy system and removes the blockage


of energy within our body at certain points.

What

is

the :

Mudras can be done during any time of the day or night.

duration/Timing

It can be done for any possible length of time.

Minimum duration may be about 10 minutes (excepting those


mudras where the time duration is specifically mentioned).

Which Mudra to :

Please select one/a few Mudra(s) from the following table which

select ?

is/are best suited to solve your problem(s)

How to practice :

Mudras can be practiced exclusively by doing the following steps viz,

Mudra ?

Please

sit

in

meditative

posture,

(Pl.

sit

in

chair/sofa/cot/floor. Leaning back to the chair/sofa/wall for


support is permissible.

Sitting in Padmasana posture, etc

would give optimum results.)


keep the fingers (in both the hands) in the required Mudra
posture
Close the eyes,
Concentrate on the Ajna Chakra (centre point between the
eye brows),
mentally keep chanting ` OM (without making any sound
and without whispering) for about 10 minutes
(or)
We may keep the required Mudra posture in both the hands while
watching the TV, when sitting free/relaxed at our home, or traveling
in a train, bus, etc.

Sl.

Mudra

Benefits of

Name

the Mudra

No

Illustration

Please do the Mudras


in both the hands as

Pran

This

giving

described.
Touch the points of the little

Mudra

mudra. It energizes/

finger and the ring finger to the

improves vitality and

tip of the thumb lightly.

life

eyesight.

Those who

are

nervous/

tired/weak

may do

Apan

this.
It
solves

urinary

Join the middle finger and the

Mudra

problem, discharge of

ring finger with the tip of the

waste material from

thumb; the forefinger and the

the body.

little

purifies

the

Eases
labor

Cleanses/
body.

difficulty
and

finger

should

he

held

upright.

in

delivery.

Kuber

Gives self-confidence
It gives inner repose

Join the tip of thumb, index finger

(peace),

confidence,

and middle finger together. Bend

Mudra

serenity

and

the other two fingers so they rest

also

opens,

decongests,

in the middle of your hand.

cleanses

the

Please remember your goal/wish

sinuses.

It helps to

frontal

which

is

for

the

benefit

of

achieve our goal/ wish

yourself and others.


Tip of the little finger (Mercury)

Buddh

in the life.
It gives clear

intuitive

Mudra

communication

Prithvi

It improves the sense

Tip of the ring finger (Uranus or

Mudra

of smelling and good

the Sun) touches the tip of the

for

thumb.

the

and

touches tip of the thumb.

nails,

hair, bones.

skin,
While

walking, if you feel


uncertain

of

your

steps, this mudra can

restore

your

equilibrium. It gives a
sense

of

security,

inner stability & self


0

Shuni

assurance.
It
increases

Mudra

patience level.

touches the tip of the thumb.

Gyan

It gives mental peace,

Tip of the thumb (representing

Mudra

concentration of the

ego) touches the tip of the index

mind, sharp memory,

finger (Jupiter).

our

Tip of the Middle finger (Saturn)

creativity, receptivity
0

Active

and calmness.
It
imparts
active

Gyan

knowledge

Mudra

The first joint of the index finger


is bend under the first joint of the
thumb.

Mudra

It gives good mood.

Fold the thumb into the palm so

for

that they point towards the little

Good

finger.

Mood

over the thumb. Breath in and

Bend the other fingers

out through the nose.


inner

position for one minute


Place the little finger at the base

isolation,

of the thumb, the ring finger on

problems,

the upper thumb joint, and the

sadness,

respiratory

middle finger on the pad of the

problems
It

regulates

thumb. Extend the Index finger.


Fold the forefinger down and

Bronc

It

hi-al

loneliness,

Mudra

sexual

Mrit

Sanjivin
iMudra/

Apan
vayu
Mudra

Hold

solves

complication

of

the

touch the mound of the thumb.

heart.

Middle finger and ring finger to

In an emergency it

touch the tip of the thumb. The

can

littler finger should be held erect.

even

have

quicker

effect

than

placing

nitroglycerin

under the tongue.

Shuny

It cures

nose

Mudra

ailments.

ear

aches,

Bring the middle finger down to

throat

touch the palm and bring the

and

padding of the thumb on top of it,


keeping the other fingers straight

Mahas

It balance energy and

Tip of thumb, index and middle

irs

relieves

tension.

finger touch each other. Place

Mudra

Elimi-nate

mucous

ring finger into the fold of the

congestion

in

thumb and keep the little finger

the

frontal sinuses, head-

extended.
Bend

thumbs over the ring fingers.

Musth

ache, migraines.
It activates liver and

ti

stomach

Mudra

Promotes

energy.

fingers inward and place

digestion.

Cures constipation.
1

Mudra

It vitalizes our body

Press the right thumb firmly into

for sti-

when we are cold or

the centre of left palm.

mulatin

tired.

other

fingers

support

circu-

the

Let the

of

right

hand

left

palm

from

underneath. Hold the position for

lation

Linga

It cures frequent Cold,

one minute.
Interlace fingers so that let the

Mudra

congested

chest,

left little finger be in the bottom

incurable

infections

and the right index finger be on

Venus

and also reduces our

top for men (right little finger in

Locks

body weight.

the bottom and left index finger


on top for women).
mounds

at

the

The Venus

base

of

the

thumbs are pressed together.

Jupiter

It enables us to focus

Note : This Mudra has to be


practiced with restraint due to
the heat it generates. It might
prove taxing and result in a
feeling of lethargy
Interlace the fingers except the

Mudra

all

our

break

energy

and

two index fingers which may be

through

our

kept

together

barriers and progress

straightened/extended

in our life.

away from the body.

It also

brings in good luck.

and
pointing

Shuchi

It

solves

Mudra

emotions

negative
like

(hurt,

spite

frustration),

impatience,
temper,

violent

wanting

to

1. Clench both the fists and hold


them in front of your chest.

2.

While inhaling, stretch the right


arms to the right side and left
arms to the left side and point

cling to everything. It

the index fingers upward.

also

Hold this tension for 6 breaths.

relieves

unwell

our
ness,

4.

Return to

3.

the original

Surab

constipation.
It controls rheumatic

position.
1. Join the little finger of right

hi

inflammation.

hand with the ring finger of the

Mudra

Sharpens intellect.

left hand and vice versa.

2. Join

the forefinger of right hand with


(Fingers

kept

like

the middle finger of the left hand

mismatching position)

and vice versa.


thumbs free.
Place both the

Energ

It

strengthens

body

Mudra

Refreshes the mind.

and

our
soul.

3. Leave
hands,

palms

facing towards you, in front of


your

chest,

the

fingers

are

relaxed.
Hold position for one minute.
2
1

Ganesh
Mudra /

It

stimulates

heart.

our

1. Hold your left hand in front of the

Intensifies

chest (left palm facing outward),


bend the fingers. 2. Grasp the left

concentration.

hand with the right hand (right palm

BEAR

facing towards you).


GRIP

3. While

exhaling vigorously pull hands apart,


without releasing the grip.

4.

While inhaling, let go the tension.


5. Focus on the feeling in the chest
area.

6.

Repeat

finger-

grip/relaxation 6 times. 7. Reverse


the left/right palm position (left palm
facing you, right palm facing away)
and do this grip/relaxation 6 times.

Shank

It solves all the throat

Encircle your left thumb with the

problems.

4 fingers of the right hand. Touch

Mudra

peace of mind.

Gives

the right thumb to the extended

(or)

middle finger of the left hand.

Shell

Keep this in front of the chest.

Mudra

2
3

Yoni
Mudra

It gives mastery over

Close two ears with thumbs.

five

one

Close

the

fingers.

senses;

pointedness

of

mind.

two

eyes

with

index

Close two nostrils with middle


fingers.

Vitality of the body is

Close the upper lip with ring

preserved and all the

fingers.

diseases

Close the lower lip with little

destroyed.

are

fingers.
Either Concentrate on the Crown
Chakra or meditate on all the
ckakras one-by-one.

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