Yoga

Meaning of Mudras

  • The science of touching fingers of our hand with each other in a particular fashion is called the science of yogic postures or mudra vigyan. Mudras are said to be even more powerful and important than asanas and pranayama as they help to arouse......More

Gyan Mudra

  • In this posture, the tip of the first fingers of both hands are made to touch the tip of the thumbs gently, while the remaining three fingers are kept straight. Hold this mudra for at least 10-15 minutes....More

Prithvi Mudra

  • Like gyan mudra, the tip of the ring fingers of both the hands are made to touch the tip of the thumbs gently, while keeping the other three fingers straight....More

Varun Mudra

  • In this posture, the tip of the thumb is made to touch the tip of the little finger gently in both the hands, while keeping the other three fingers straight....More

Vayu Mudra

  • The first finger is brought to the root of the thumb and pressed gently with the thumb in both the hands, while keeping the other three fingers straight....More

Shoonya Mudra

  • In this posture, the middle finger is brought to the base of the thumb and pressed gently with the thumb in both the hands, while keeping the other fingers straight....More

Surya Mudra

  • The ring finger is brought to the base of the thumb and pressed gently with the thumb in both the hands, while keeping the other fingers straight.  ...More

Pran Mudra

  • The tip of the thumb is made to touch the tips of both the little and ring fingers joined together in both the hands, while keeping the other two fingers straight....More

Apaan Mudra

  • The tip of the thumb is made to touch the tips of both middle and ring fingers together in both the hands, while keeping the other two fingers straight....More

Ling Mudra

  • All the fingers of both the hands are interwoven with each other, keeping the palms together. The left thumb is kept in an upright position, encircled with the right thumb and the right first finger....More

Shambhavi Mudra

  • Sit in any meditative pose, with back erect and place the hands on the knees in gyana mudra. Look forward at a fixed point. Then look upwards as high as possible, without moving the head. Concentrate and focus the eyes on the eyebrow centre and......More

Bhujangini Mudra

  • Sit in meditative pose and relax the whole body. Try to 'drink' air through the mouth and draw it into the stomach, not the lungs. Expand the stomach as much as possible, hold the air inside for a short period of time and then expel it by......More

Kaki Mudra (The Crow\'s Beak)

  • Sit in any meditative pose. Make a narrow tube with the lips by pressing them. Concentrate the eyes on the tip of the nose. Inhale slowly and deeply through the nose by closing the lips. Suck the air deeply and vigorously through the lips,......More

Ashwini Mudra (house mudra)

  • Sit in any meditative pose. Relax the whole body. Close the eyes and breathe normally. Contract the sphincter muscles of the anus for a few seconds, and then relax them for a few seconds. Repeat the process as many times as possible.  ...More

Khechari Mudra

  • This mudra should be attempted only under the guidance of an expert teacher (Guru). Close the mouth. Roll the tongue backward so that the normally lower surface touches the upper palate. Try to take the tip of the tongue as far back as......More

Yoga Mudra

  • Sit in padmasana. Slowly bend forward to touch the forehead to the floor in harmony with the exhalation. Retain the breath outside for a few seconds while concentrating on mooldhara chakra. Inhale, raise the trunk to the vertical position and......More

Vajroli Mudra

  • This mudra should be attempted only under the guidance of an expert teacher (Guru), otherwise permanent injury may result. Sit in any comfortable meditative asana. Place the hands on the knees, close the eyes and relax. Try to draw the sexual......More

Yoni Mudra

  • Sit in padmasana. Inhale slowly and deeply. Retain the breath. Close the ears with the thumbs, eyes with the index fingers, nostrils with the middle fingers and place the ring and small fingers above and below the lips to close the mouth.......More

Namaskar Mudra

  • Sit comfortably folding your hands, pressing slightly the forearms against the chest. Close your eyes. Concentrate on the flow of pranic energy between vishudha and manipuraka chakra, and observe slow and deep breathing....More

Nasikagra Mudra

  • Sit comfortably and concentrate your vision at the tip of the nose without blinking the eyelids for as long as possible without any strain. Now close the eyes and relax.  ...More

Akash Mudra

  • Join the tip of the middle finger with the tip of your thumb, keeping the other fingers straight....More

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