How to Use Simple Hand Movements (Mudras) for Amazing Health & Mood
- Published on: 17 November, 2014
- Last update: 10 August, 2017
Mudras are positions of the body that have some kind of influence on the energies of the body, or your mood. They have been used in the East for thousands of years, particularly in Buddhism (think of Buddha statues’ hand positions). Mudras have been used as a spiritual practice (and still are), however they’re also used for physical ailments. Hold for at least a couple of minutes, although it’s usually more effective to do them a while longer (15 minutes or so). Holding both hands at the same time will have a more powerful effect than doing a mudra with just one hand.
Rudra Mudra – treats exhaustion, fatigue and weakness. Rudra Mudra activates Solar plexus and strengthens Qi (Energy). It is good for people working too hard and experiencing excessive stress (students, laborers, soldiers, doctors must practice this!) It treats problems like listlessness, restlessness, heavy heart, and anxiety.
Ksepana Mudra – for letting go and removal of negative energy. So you got an emotionally charged outburst from your loved one. A strangling bubble inside your stomach while shopping in a cramped mall. Traffic Jam. Pestering calls. Life seems to be unfair at times. Ksepana Mudra helps you during these unfair moments by releasing negative emotions, pent up energy and toxins from the body. Do it for 2 minutes, hands facing downwards towards earth and see the recharged you. Affirm “Negative energy in my body and mind is flowing out. I am now absorbing positive and fresh energy.”
Mukula Mudra – for healing and increasing radiance. Join the tip of five fingers to form a beak. Within a minute you will experience build up of energy at the tip of the beak. Now you can redirect this energy to any body part that needs healing. You just need to touch that part (lungs, kidney, knee etc) and imagine the energy flowing to the troubled body part. Also, hold this for 5 minutes before each meal!
Mahasirs Mudra – for relieving headache and tension. The cause of headache is the accumulation of energy and charge in the head. Headaches are common among people with digestive problems (constipation, flatulence), those who use monitors/devices too often, those with food allergies, etc.
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