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All About Yoga Hand Posture or Hast Mudras With Chart

Updated on August 29, 2016
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Rajan is a major in Botany and Chemistry. Has worked as a poultry breeder for 23 years of his career, breeding layer and broiler parents.

Representation of the 5 elements in the hand
Representation of the 5 elements in the hand | Source

What Is Hand Posture?

Simply put, Hand Posture is the yogic posturing of the fingers of the hands in various ways. In yoga, apart from yoga asanas (yogic exercises) and pranayama (yogic breathing exercises), Hast Mudras, or Hand Postures, have an important role to play.

In fact, Hast Mudram, or Hand Posture, is a complete science by itself.

The whole universe is made up of five elements: fire, air, space, earth, and water, and likewise a human body is composed of these five elements. The fingers of the hand represent these 5 elements individually.

  • The thumb represents fire.
  • The 1st finger represents air.
  • The middle finger represents space.
  • The ring finger represents earth.
  • The little finger represents water.

If these five elements are in harmony with one another in the body we are healthy. Imbalance in these five elements leads to disease. The balanced elements cause the body's systems to function optimally.

The Hand Postures (I'll refer to them as simply Mudras now on.) start acting immediately. An interesting point to note here is that the Mudras of one hand cause improvement in the body's opposite side, that is, the Mudras of the left hand cause improvement in the right side of the body and vice versa. These Mudras can be done while walking, sitting, or standing. If sitting, we can sit in any position be it Padmasana, Vajrasana, or Sukhasana.

These Mudras should be done everyday beginning with 10 minutes a day, to 30 to 45 minutes, for full effect. This duration can be evenly split in two or three sessions. The Mudras should be done on empty stomach.

The Mudras are 10 in number.

Please Note:

While doing Mudras the free fingers have to be kept straight.

The 10 hand postures are explained individually below.

Gyan mudra
Gyan mudra | Source

1. Gyan Mudra or the Mudra of Knowledge

Touch the tip of the thumb and the tip of the index (1st finger) together. The other three fingers have to be kept straight as shown in the picture.

Benefits:

  1. It helps in meditation and concentration and reduces negativity of the mind.
  2. It improves memory, and with regular practice students can improve grades and intelligence.
  3. It aids in alleviating headache, insomnia, hypertension, and anger.
  4. It reduces stress and anxiety.

Note:

For better results do Prana Mudra after this Mudra.

Vayu mudra
Vayu mudra | Source

2. Vayu Mudra or Mudra of Air

In this Mudra, the tip of the index (1st finger) is touched to the base of the thumb and the thumb comes over the finger with a slight pressure. The rest of the fingers remain straight, as in the picture.

Benefits:

  1. By the practice of this Mudra, all vayu (air related affections like arthritis, gout, sciatica, knee pain and gas) are relieved. It especially benefits neck and spinal pain.

Shoonya mudra
Shoonya mudra | Source

3. Shoonya Mudra or The Mudra of Emptiness

The tip of the middle finger is put at the base of the thumb and the thumb comes over the finger with slight pressure, as shown in the picture. The other three fingers are kept straight.

Benefits:

  1. Regular practice of this Mudra helps in reducing ear pain and watering from the ears.
  2. If this Mudra is done for one hour daily it can alleviate hardness of hearing.
  3. Helps bones become strong and is beneficial in heart disease.
  4. It strengthens gums and is helpful in throat problems and thyroid disease.

Precautions:

This hand posture should never be done while eating or walking.

Prithvi mudra
Prithvi mudra | Source

4. Prithvi Mudra or the Mudra of Earth

In this Mudra the tips of the thumb and the ring finger are touched together as in the picture. Rest of the fingers are kept straight.

Benefits:

  1. Regular practice of this Mudra, is helpful in body weakness, thinness and also obesity
  2. It improves the functioning of the digestive system and reduces the defiency of vitamins.
  3. It gives energy and lustre to the body.

Prana mudra
Prana mudra | Source

5. Prana Mudra or the Mudra of Life

In this Mudra the tips of the thumb, ring finger, and little finger are touched together while keeping the other two fingers straight.

Benefits:

  1. It awakens the dormant power of prana gives energy and health. It is beneficial in diseases of the eyes and improves eyesight, raises the body's resistance to disease, reduces the deficiency of vitamins, and removes tiredness.
  2. During fasting it reduces hunger pangs and thirst.
  3. If suffering from insomnia, doing this hand posture along with Gyan Mudra, helps bring on sleep.

Apan mudra
Apan mudra | Source

6. Apan Mudra or the Mudra of Digestion

This Mudra is made by joining the tips of the thumb, middle finger, and ring finger while keeping the other fingers straight.

Benefits:

  1. Toxins are removed from the body and the body becomes pure. It also relieves constipation, piles, and diseases caused by vayu (or air). It is helpful in diabetes, stoppage of urine, kidney defects, and dental problems.
  2. It is beneficial in stomach and heart diseases and brings out perspiration.

Please Note:

It increases the flow of urine.

Apan vayu mudra
Apan vayu mudra | Source

7. Apan Vayu Mudra or the Mudra of Heart.

This Mudra is a combination of Vayu Mudra and Apan Mudra. The tips of the thumb, middle finger, and ring finger touch each other while the index finger touches the base of the thumb with a slight pressure. The little finger remains straight.

Benefits:

It gives the benefit of Apan Mudra and Vayu Mudra as explained earlier.

  1. It is helpful in heart and Vayu diseases and gives health. People with a weak heart should do it daily. It is very beneficial to people who have just had a heart attack.
  2. It removes gas from the stomach, helps asthma, headache, and high blood pressure.
  3. If it is done five to seven minutes before climbing stairs, it aids in easy climbing.

Surya mudra
Surya mudra | Source

8. Surya Mudra or Mudra of the Sun

This Mudra is done by touching the tip of the ring finger to the base of the thumb and exerting pressure on the finger, as in the picture.

Benefits:

  1. It balances the body, reducing body weight and obesity. It increases body heat and helps in digestion.
  2. It reduces hypertension and cholesterol, and builds strength.
  3. It is beneficial in diabetes and liver defects.

Precautions

Weak people should not do this hand posture. Also, do not do this hand posture for a long time in hot weather.

Varun mudra
Varun mudra | Source

9. Varun Mudra or Mudra of Water

This Mudra is made by touching the tips of the thumb and the little finger.

Benefits

  1. It reduces dryness of the skin and improves skin lustre and softness.
  2. It is useful in skin diseases, acne, and blood defects. It improves facial beauty.

Precautions

People suffering from asthma and respiratory problems should only do this Mudra for a short duration.

Ling mudra
Ling mudra | Source

10. Ling Mudra or the Mudra of Heat

Close the fist, as in the picture. Keep the left hand thumb straight and the rest of the fingers clasped, as shown in the picture.

Benefits

  1. This Mudra increases heat in the body and can cause sweating, even in winter, if done for a long time.
  2. It helps in cold, coryza, asthma, cough, sinus problems, and low blood pressure.
  3. It dries phlegm.

Precautions

When doing this Mudra please increase your intake of water, fruit, fruit juices, clarified butter (Ghee), and milk.

Do not do this hand posture for a long duration.

Concluding Remark

These are the 10 Hast Mudras which, if done regularly for the prescribed duration and following the outlined precautions, will be extremely beneficial to one's health.

Hast Mudras or Hand Positions

Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult your physician, or health care provider before taking any home remedies or supplements or embarking on a new health regime.

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Wonderful hub. I am going to bookmark it since; it is do beneficial...Thank you!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Thanks Ruchira, you are welcome.

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      Kawaljit kaur 5 years ago from JALANDHAR, Punjab (India)

      It is really a great hub, really useful, awesome, beneficial, voted up. Keep on writing such health related hubs.I would like to take its print and fix it somewhere where I can go through it again and again.Great job done. Thanks.

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      karishma 5 years ago

      very nice...

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Thanks Kawaljit for the appreciative comments. I'll be writing some hubs on alternative treatments. Hope they get the same enthusiastic response.

      Thanks once again

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      Vibhavari 5 years ago from India

      Hi Rajan jolly,

      Thanks for this hub it is very informative. Are these the dashamudras that are also used for the worship of the Devi?

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      hi vibhavari,

      no these are not the mudras used for devi worship but are yog mudras.Thanks for reading and liking. these mudras are very effective if done as per the method oulined. Thanks once again.

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      teriyaki 5 years ago from Croatia

      This is a very informative and concisely written hub, rajan. It's nice to have this information presented so clearly and at one place. I'll sure use these in every day life to enhance my yoga practice!

      Btw, a slight advice for you. I noticed that in this and your other hubs the punctuation marks are placed a bit chaotically... Maybe you should go over your hubs and just make sure that a punctuation mark (.,;!?; etc) is always followed by an empty space. This is a standard way of formatting punctuation marks and I'm sure it would improve the readability and the professional look of your otherwise excellent hubs.

      Cheers and carry on writing!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Thanks for following my hubs and leaving a very constructive comment. I'll surely correct the flaw pointed out by you, as soon as possible. It's so refreshing to find that hubs are observed so minutely. I appreciate your input and thank you for the same while hoping that the Hast Mudras benefit you.

      Thanks once again for appreciating.

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      piyush 5 years ago

      nice one sir

      should apan mudra be done empty stomach (without food n water)?

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      hi piyush,

      All hast mudras should be done on empty stomach.

      Thanks for stopping by and reading.

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      piyush 5 years ago

      thanks

      which is the best time for doing these mudras ,specially apan mudra?

      empty stomach means without water too?

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      yes, piyush.

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      piyush 5 years ago

      thanks again

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      YogaKat 5 years ago from Oahu Hawaii

      I highly value the information in this hub. These mudras can easily be added to both my personal yoga practice and my teaching. Thank you. Voted up, awesome, useful and interesting.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Thanks for such wonderful comments, Yogakat. I have personally experienced the immense power of these hast mudras and can vouch for their being safe if the outlined precautions are taken.

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      Analtorr 5 years ago

      Very good mudras for health. Do you know of any mudras for balance?

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Thanks Analtorr. Can you clarify what balance you are referring to?

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      Shasta Matova 4 years ago from USA

      This is interesting, I hadn't heard of hand postures. I'll have to try them.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      This is an ancient Indian yoga practice, Millionaire Tips, and very effective. I've personally used it. It works amazingly fast if used regularly.

      Thanks for visiting.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      I have read about hand mudras but I always forget what is what. I can only remember Gyan mudra because I use this hand postures while meditating. Thanks for this wonderful article.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Vianya, gyan mudra is the simplest and the one most used for meditation. This is not to say that the rest are complicated. I mean it is the easiest to remember.

      I'm glad you like the article. Thanks.

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      suma 4 years ago

      Rajan sir, I started practicing sury mudra,after reading ur blog,I have lost 3kg & I have become healthy also. Thanks for this healthy article.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Hi suma,

      I am so glad this helped you to lose weight and you are feeling healthier as well. Our traditional therapies are very effective if done faithfully and regularly. You have proved it and congratulations.

      Thanks for leaving such a useful and motivating feedback for other readers.

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      HemaRaj 4 years ago

      Respected Rajan Sir,

      Pl help me.

      (1) My mother has HIGH BP. to treat that, she was being given BP medicine, which gave EDEMA . So She was also given Ditide & Lasix for 10 months now.....due to which she developed URINARY INCONTINENCE(low bladder control)...embarrased with it, her Hypertension,palpitation,headache is increased.

      Recently it was understood that EDEMA was side-effect of BP medicine... Pl guide as to can Mudras help in following ailments & how she can practice

      (1) Hypertension (high BP)

      (2) edema

      (3) Urinary incontinence

      ALso after years of HYPERACIDITY, I have also developed chronic HEMORRHOIDS (BLEEDING PILES)...any spicy even a bit becomes a cause. PL guide me 4 my mother & myself.....I will be really greatful to you.

      waiting eagerly for you guidance, with regards

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      HemaRaj 4 years ago

      Respected Rajan Sir,

      Pl help me.

      (1) My mother has HIGH BP. to treat that, she was being given BP medicine, which gave EDEMA . So She was also given Ditide & Lasix for 10 months now.....due to which she developed URINARY INCONTINENCE(low bladder control)...embarrased with it, her Hypertension,palpitation,headache is increased.

      Recently it was understood that EDEMA was side-effect of BP medicine... Pl guide as to can Mudras help in following ailments & how she can practice

      (1) Hypertension (high BP)

      (2) edema

      (3) Urinary incontinence

      ALso after years of HYPERACIDITY, I have also developed chronic HEMORRHOIDS (BLEEDING PILES)...any spicy even a bit becomes a cause. PL guide me 4 my mother & myself.....I will be really greatful to you.

      waiting eagerly for you guidance, with regards

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Hello HemaRaj,

      For your mother, I would suggest doing Mudra 2 (Vayu Mudra), Mudra 6 (Apan Mudra) and Mudra 7 (Apan Vayu Mudra)

      Method : Start doing each mudra for 5 minutes in the morning, in the beginning, for 1 week. Then next week, repeat the same in the evening also for 5 minutes each.

      So total time 1st week : 15 minutes (morning)

      2nd week: 30 minutes. morning & evening)

      For you, do Mudra 4 (Prithvi Mudra) and Mudra 6 (Apan Mudra)

      Method : 1st week - Start doing each mudra for 5 minutes each both in morning and evening.

      Total time 1st week 20 minutes (morning & evening).

      Note : Continue with the medicines that you and your mother are taking. Do not stop.

      Read the hub and do as advised in the hub also with necessary precautions.

      Kindly give me feedback after a week. God bless.

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      HemaRaj 4 years ago

      Thank U sir for that prompt reply.

      I will do try all that. actually My mother is kind of disheartened with all these problem.

      Sir, do u really feel this will work? I am sure u can understand our mind state

      regards

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      HemaRaj,

      Trust in God and do it with faith. It will work. All the best.

      Consult with your doctor too about it.

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      HemaRaj 4 years ago

      Thankx sir.

      we will definitely do it...

      pl can u tell me what mudra is for what ailment? just for knowledge

      in URINARY INCONTINENCE, The bladder muscles have gone weak. will these mudras sttrenthen them?

      Also she has OSTEOARTHERITIS... any thing for that?

      sorry 2 bother u. but for last 1 year, its constantly been stressful...while reading ur blog, I felt hope.

      Sorry to bother u sir.

      regards

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      HemaRaj,

      For osteoarthritis do mudra 3, shoonya mudra.

      Since the diseases are chronic, do them regularly and have faith in God.

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      HemaRaj 4 years ago

      pl guide as to what mudra is for what ailment?

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      It's all given in the hub, Hema.

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      tebo 4 years ago from New Zealand

      Great hub. I shall book mark this one and like one of the other commenters need to print it out for further use. Thanks for sharing.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Tebo, I'm glad you liked the information on hast mudras. These mudras is a easy and sure way to keep one fit. Thanks for reading and leaving your comments.

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      sunita 4 years ago

      can i practice if after drinkinng water in the early morning.. one more thing i want to practice yoga postures too... can i do both at the same time...

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Sunita you can do the hast mudras after drinking water in the early morning. After this you can practice yoga postures.

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      suniita 4 years ago

      thanks for the information... but i have a problem as i have been doing yoga for last 3 years... everything is fine with me.. got enough of energy and everything..but usully developing constipation... so i tried to evade this by practising hast mudras.. now i have cured constipation but still not able to pass the stool

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      Shahid 4 years ago

      hello sir,

      I am Shahid age 36 from Ludhiana, my hairs are turning grey very quickly can you suggest me any mudra.

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      sunita 4 years ago

      not find any answer for my last querry.. do you think any problem in my question

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Sunita, sorry for the late reply. You should drink a glass of warm water on getting up. Also try to take more fiber in your diet. Thirdly, drink more water during the day. You can do some acupressure in the hands on the place where the intestines are shown. Please read my hub on Acupressure.

      Your problem will be solved if you follow these.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Shahid,

      Do mudra 4 & 5. Also do kapalbhati and anulom vilom. Read my hub on yoga breathing. Do regularly. It will help surely.

      Thanks for reading.

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      div 4 years ago

      which mudhra should i follow to increase color complextion of my skin sir?

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      div, more than the color it is the glow, lustre and health of the skin that is attractive. Doing Prithvi mudra and Varun mudra will benefit in giving your skin a healthy look.

      Thanks for reading.

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      sunita 4 years ago

      hello sir

      whenever i am doing Surya mudra my nose starts running.. do i need to combine any other mudra alongwith the Surya mudra......

      thans

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      iita13879@gnmail.com 4 years ago

      hi Rajan Jolly ji

      which mudra is beneficial to sore throat, cough and teperature?

      Thanks

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      sunita 4 years ago

      i have asked you two questions but no reply ....what is wrong.. hope everything is fine

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Sunita, follow precautions as suggested. If problem persists stop doing it.

      iita, There is no mudra for temperature. For others read the hub thoroughly.

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      sunita 4 years ago

      ok thanks for your reply

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      Dr mahesh chandra 4 years ago

      please tell me why thumb is assigned with fire, index with air, middle sky, ring earth and little /pinkie with water element .why and how the mudras work can only be explained when our this primary question is answered.

      regards

      dr mahesh chandra

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      sweetie1 4 years ago from India

      Rajan very good hub.. voting it up

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Thanks, sweetie.

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      Usha 3 years ago

      Please tell me whether we can perform all the mudras continuously one after another.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Yes you can, Usha.

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      ashok 3 years ago

      is it necessary to put langot while mudra

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      It's not necessary, Ashok.

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      Vadi 3 years ago

      Hi Rajan, Thanks for very useful information. Please let me know form when can we feel the actual benefits of these Mudras if we perform each mudra 20 minutes a day.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      In a month's time on an average if you do not suffer from any serious illness, Vadi. Though each individual responds differently.

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      Indian Chef 3 years ago from New Delhi India

      Pretty useful hub. voting it up and sharing.

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      Shadaan Alam 3 years ago from India

      This is so interesting and amazing, voted up and shared.

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      Heidi Thorne 3 years ago from Chicago Area

      Really interesting! Husband and I are taking Hatha yoga, but I hadn't heard about these. Definitely going to give them a try. Thanks for sharing! Voted up, useful, interesting and shared!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Thanks, Indian Chef, Shadaan and heidi for reading and sharing. Much appreciated.

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      Manish 3 years ago

      Hi Rajan, do you need to press 'Kidney Point' in hand after practicing mudras or this is required only if someone is pressing acupressure points in hand?

      Also what's the exact location of kidney point in hand as different chart show the location differently. Is it roughly centre of the palm?

      As you have stated in your acupressure post it is important to press this point at the end of acupressure, I would like to know the exact location.

      Since pressing this point flushes out toxins from kidney, will it harm the kidney if someone doesn't press this point in the end?

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      Sayed 3 years ago

      which mudras are good for kidney problem and for swollen ankel please reply.

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      pathipramodkumar 3 years ago

      HI sir

      i am software engineer works in front of computer for 8-9 hours per day.Recently 3 months back i got effected with dry eyes & and got the eye sight with power -2.

      Here are my some concerns

      1. Dry eyes can be completely cured by doing the mudras?

      2. Can i get rid of my spects by doing the mudras?

      3. Can eye power comes to normal [0]?

      4.How many days does it will take to get the best results by doing mudras?

      Please suggest me the best solution

      Note:

      I have started doing "Pranayam"

      using ammala rasayan, triphala ghrut

      Regards,

      pramod

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      Lilly nicol 3 years ago

      Can mudra help specifically for gaining inches in height? If so then which.

      Waiting anxiously .

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Lilly, I'm not aware of any mudras that specifically are for increasing height. You could try yoga and pranayam for that.

      Thanks for reading.

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      Lilly nicol 3 years ago

      I've just read about shankha mudra that, it does help in growing height in children. So doesn't it work same for adults?

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      I don't think Shankh mudra increases height, Lilly but with yogasanas you can, but not in adults.

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      Manish 2 years ago

      I am still eagerly waiting for your reply to my query above. It would be much appreciated. Thanks.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 2 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Manish, the kidney point need not be pressed after doing hast mudras. However it can be done independent of acupressure too. It is located roughly in the center of the palm.

      Hope this helps.

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      Manish 2 years ago

      Many thanks Mr.Rajan for clearing my doubt.

      In acupressure, will it harm the kidneys if one doesn't press it in the end to flush out the toxins as everyone may not be aware about it and accupressure is considered to be harmless.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 2 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Manish, glad this cleared the questions you had. Pressing the kidney point will keep the kidneys healthy and thus make for better removal of toxins. But even if you do it any other time it is good because the kidneys points are being pressed daily which will help to keep the kidneys in optimum working condition.

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      Manish 2 years ago

      Many thanks Mr. Rajan. I am highly grateful to you for providing such useful information.

      Just one final question related to this.... I promise!

      Why one need to press kidney point after acupressure but it's not required after yoga mudras.... for some reason I always thought both acupressure and yoga mudras are similar and work on the body in the same way. Can you please explain.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 2 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Yog mudras balance the 5 elements in the body and eliminate disease while in acupressure you need to press specific points to release accumulated toxins. To help in better removal of toxins it is suggested to press the kidney point after acupressure.

      I hope its clear Manish?

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      nahal 2 years ago

      hii...plz guide me about curing Eczema by hand mudras...tnx

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      Manish 2 years ago

      Thanks again Mr. Rajan for the clarification.

      Since I practice only yoga mudras and not acupressure what it means is that I don't need to press the kidney point.

      As I mentioned previously I was concerned about locating and pressing the kidney point correctly but now I know I son't need to press it at all.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 2 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      nahal, you ought to do Varun mudra for the duration as explained in this article.

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      nahal 2 years ago

      tnx for replying...

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      nahal 2 years ago

      hi sir..

      how long does it take that a mudra work ? we must to be so patient?

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 2 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      It depends on the individual Nahal but do it regularly as suggested and you will see results.

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      Sangeetha 2 years ago

      Hi sir,

      Can we do mudra during our menstrual periods? and can a woman do Narasimha mudra? Please answer.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 2 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Sangeetha, the hand mudras demonstrated here can be done during menses. Thanks for reading.

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      maitry 2 years ago

      I feel sleepy while doing surya mudra. Is it ok .do we have to keep our eyes closed during this mudra? How much time shouldci perform it in a day to reduce weight? And how much weight can be reduced in a month time by performing this?

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      s s hiremath 2 years ago

      i work in front of computer for 5-6 hours per day.Recently i got effected with dry eyes & and got the eye sight with power -2.

      Here are my some concerns

      1. Dry eyes can be completely cured by doing the mudras?

      2. Can i get rid of my spects by doing the mudras?

      3. Can eye power comes to normal [0]?

      4.How many days does it will take to get the best results by doing mudras?

      Please suggest me the best solution

      Is Diet going to help curing dry eyes. If S kindly tell about those food items

      "Pranayam" and other yoga postures and what other therapies will help

      Regards,

      SS Hiremath

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      zenith 2 years ago

      sir,i have lot of acne allover my face though my age is 35yrs,n i m single ,not yet married,plz advice me hast mudras by which i can get rid pf those acne

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      komalakiran 2 years ago

      Hi sir...

      I am quite lean... Can I gain weight by any of those Madras?

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      yash agrawal 2 years ago

      i am 28 years.. i am practicing prithvi mudra and pran mudra continously for loss of hair and premature greying.. but not getting the result.. not beneficial till now.

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      Devi 2 years ago

      I have been doing surya mudra for about a month. My weight has increased as well as my cholesterol level. Am I doing something wrong. I am overweight and have high cholesterol.

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      anushka 2 years ago

      It is really 2 good. Picture and information is great.

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      simi 2 years ago

      can mudras be done during periods?

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      Kalyanasubramanian 2 years ago

      Is it necessary that both hands should be used simultaneously for mudras, or it can be done by one hand

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      Hema Ramesh 2 years ago

      Which mudra help us from lower back pain and back neck pain and olso suggest few yoga asanas for both the problems.

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      anusha 2 years ago

      Iam suffering from thyroid cyst which mudra would be beneficial.please suggest

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      maryam 2 years ago

      Your hub is great

      Bless you

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      saritha 2 years ago

      Hi,

      Pls help. Do you know mudra for get pregnancy????? I n my hubby don't have a any medical problems. It is 6 years completed my marriage life. I really fed up with my life :(

      M waiting pleeeeeeeeease reply

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 2 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      @yash agrawal I have not mentioned these benefits here with these mudras.

      @saritha, I would suggest you do the 7 pranayams as mentioned by Baba

      Ramdev everyday diligently and God willing everything will be okay. Be positive. I have an article on these pranayams as well.

      All the best and blessings.

      @maryam, thank you.

      @anusha, you can do Viparita karani mudra as well as yoga as explained by Baba Ramdev. You can see the video on you tube.

      @kalyana subramaniam yes both hands need to be used simultaneously to get the full benefit.

      @komalakiran, do Prithvi & Prana mudra regularly for 3 months.

      @Devi, are you doing it the right way as I have mentioned in this article. Please double check. Healthy diet is also necessary.

      @simi it depends on which mudra you intend doing.

      @Hema Ramesh do Apan and Vayu mudra daily.

      @maitry do it for 5-10 minutes daily and keep eyes open. Follow the precautions too.

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      charu 2 years ago

      Which mudra can we do for weight gain

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      Arun 2 years ago

      Hi....is there any mudra that increases height in adults .....about 21-25 yr old.

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      shalini 23 months ago

      I have cysts in breast and a cyst in throat.which mudrs will help for this.

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      sunita k 22 months ago

      Sir,

      thanks for sharing such a beautifull artical.

      it really works.

      Please help me with the mudra to do, as having cervical neck pain.

      Please reply on my id sunitas.lic@gmail.com

      thanks in advance

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      reddykumari 21 months ago

      Sir I have gastritis acidity STOMACH burn and sinus, sandwich mudra is used for weight gain.

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      Reddy kumari 21 months ago

      Sir I have lot of problems. I have gastritis, stomachburn, hyperacidity, and sinus problem. My bodynamic is very heat body. I am very weak. Is there any mudrafor weight gaining. Please solve my problems sir.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 20 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Reddy kumari, since you are facing so many problems I would suggest you try naturopathic treatment to set right your digestive system.

      However you can do Mudra no 4 and also pranayama like anulom vilom, sheetli & seetkari to reduce body heat.

      Search for these on google by Baba Ramdev. They will definitely help.

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      Paramjit Singh 20 months ago

      Dear jolly sir, i wish to meet you for treatment or tips kindly mention your address or contact detail in jalandhar.

      Paramjit Singh

      Jalandhar

      8146613126

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      rashi 20 months ago

      Dear Sir, Is there any mudra to stop hair loss ?

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      jaga 19 months ago

      Can you tell me sir ,my hearing powet is 30% loss,which mudra I should do and how?

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      pulkit tomar 19 months ago

      Sir , Namaste, my brother is thin and its weight is not increasing from a longer time . Sir . Plz. Recomend me which mudras he should do for its weight increament and all diseases related to stomach and reproductive system if he have... Can cure plz. Tell me sir . Especially for weight.. And u can also tell me diet ... That definitely increase his weight and boost immune system

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      Arjun 19 months ago

      Suggesst hand mudra for improving and brightening complexionn

      Thankss

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      Arjun 19 months ago

      Hi

      does shankh mudra increses thyroid hormone production and

      Does gyan mudra stimulates pituiary and pineal gland

      How much pressure we must appply on fingers?

      Thankss

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      Bhanu 19 months ago

      Can we do hast mudras during MC

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      Shruthi 18 months ago

      Hello,

      Could you please let me know which mudra i can perform for good health & peace of mind.

      Thanks in Advance.

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      Raghava reddy 18 months ago

      I am practicing these mudras for the lost one and half month.It is highly useful and beneficial.Thank you.

      Raghava reddy.R

      Guntakal

      I N D I A

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      Kripesh Bhat 16 months ago

      Hello Sir,

      I am Underweight. :( So, How much weight i can gain in 6 Months approximately ? and should i Chant LAM Seed Sound During Prithvi Mudra Doing? . Aproximately How much weight i can gain..?

      .... SEEKING FOR YOUR KIND REPLY....

      ____THANK YOU__

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      honey .... 13 months ago

      Sir, plzz.. tell me which is the best mudra for face beauty and face skin dryness.;grow. Etc. Plz.. Recommend me correct way of mudra or mudras use to get best result.

      ..... Thanku......sir...

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      Radha 8 months ago

      I have keloid on my body , does any of these mudra help..tried out all types of medicines..but failed..it would b grateful if u could help me

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      Kavitha 6 months ago

      Hi Sir , Please let me know about the skin benefical mudra , i have acne and dark spots from 5 years , and its increasing more , i am unmarried 25 years old girl .

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      nag 6 months ago

      Which mudra prevents sexual desire, urge for sex at old age

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      almas 3 months ago

      very informative

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      mar 11 days ago

      Namaste!

      I do not remember, but I read recently a mudra that decreases the earth element. Woudn't that be bad? Excuse my ignorance. I just wonder if by decreasing the earth element, I will not be as grounded as needed. Can you explain this, please? Thank you so much!

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