5 Yoga Mudras to Overcome Any Ailments

Let’s know more about the different mudra asanas that can help us to promote overall good health. We all have hectic lives, stress and anxiety is common in our life. Mudra asanas help you to get that balance in your life that allows you to rest and soothe the frayed nerves. Who would not want that at the end of the day?

In our last post, we had listed 5 ailments that are an inherent part of us today, thanks to the hectic and stressed lives we lead. The good news is that regaining our lost health is at our finger tips. There is no bad news, the better news is that we can practice these asanas, also known as mudra asanas at any time of the day to get our life back on track! 

  1. No more skin woes!

varuna mudra the water posture

While we suggest a quick facial when you can, lack of time doesn’t allow us to take care of our skin as much as we like to. This often leads to dull looking and tired skin.

Performing Varun mudra – Join the tip of the thumb and little finger and stay in this position for at least 10 minutes.

Other benefits of this asana include combatting dryness of the skin and keeping minor skin infections at bay. You’ll notice a natural glow and luster to the skin when you practice this asana regularly. And if you combine this with natural products for skin care, you will notice visibly brighter and a glowing complexion.

  1. Cardiac Problem 

Vayu Mudra

High cholesterol levels because of the unhealthy lifestyle that we lead can give rise to health issues that include high blood pressure and an unhealthy heart. You can practise this asana at any time in the day to promote a healthy heart.

Performing Apana Vayu Mudra – This mudra is formed by joining together the tips of thumb, middle & ring Fingers and applying the tip of index finger to the base of the Thumb.

Other benefits of this asana include reducing pains caused by blockages, a healthy heart and reducing high blood pressure.

  1. Eye pains

Prana Mudra

A constant exposure to the laptops and the bright screen often cause a headache and pain in the eyes. While it is recommended that you take regular breaks and do some eye exercises to strengthen the muscles, you can perform this asana at your workplace too.

Performing Prana Mudra – Join the tip of the thumb with tip of little and ring finger, keeping other two fingers straight.

Other benefits of this asana include improving the eye power and promoting a clarity of the vision. This is another asana that helps to reduce the fatigue levels.

  1. Lacking focus? Try this!

Prithvi Mudra

Those long to – do lists and endless meetings can often throw you off track. Ever had one of those days when no matter how hard you tried, focusing on a task was a task in itself?

Performing the Prithvi asana: Touch the tip of your ring finger with the tip of your thumb. Pressing the tips of these two fingers, keep the rest of the fingers extended out. It is recommended that this asana is performed in the morning while seated in the Lotus position or the padmasana. Keep your hands and elbows straight. You can also perform this asana when you are stressed or exhausted.

Other benefits of this asana include a better focus and concentration levels. It helps to build up patience and tolerance levels as well and reduces the weakness, exhaustion and dullness of mind.

  1. Give a boost to your immunity

    Shankh Mudra

Erratic habits can affect your immunity levels. Not eating meals on time, not following a proper diet, surviving on junk food and those endless cups of tea and coffee and mess up with your system and lower the immunity levels.

Performing Shankh Mudra – Keep the thumb of the right hand vertical and enfold it with the last four fingers of the left hand. Then touch the remaining four fingers of the right hand with the tip of the left thumb. This resembles Shank (conch) and hence the name.

The benefit of this asanas is that it helps to boost your immunity levels, so do indulge in it as often as you can!

While there is no set time to practice the mudra asanas, if you are multi-tasking you can also practise the asana when you are travelling, going for your walk or listening to music. However, the best results happen when the asana is practised along with meditation that can help you focus on your thoughts and calm your breathing. Which of these asanas are your favorite?

Image Sources: Varun Mudra, Vayu Mudra, Prana Mudra, Shankha Mudra, Prithvi Mudra

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