With each hand: Place the thumb, middle finger, and ring finger together-extend the
other fingers. When needed, do for 5 to 45 minutes or use three times a
day for 15 minutes as a course of treatment.
This mudra supports the removal of waste materials and toxins from the body, as well as eliminatingurinary problems. The Apan Mudra also stimulates the wood element, which is associated with the energy of the liver and gallbladder.This element also contains the power and pleasure of springtime, of new beginnings, of tackling and shaping visions of the future. In addition,the Apan Mudra has a balancing effect on the mind, which is largely dependent upon a well-functioning liver. It gives us patience, serenity, confidence, inner balance, and harmony. In the mental realm, it creates the ability to develop vision. You need all of this when you lookinto the future, while facing new challenges, and if your wishes are to be fulfilled.
I plant my seeds, care for them, and receive a rich harvest
with God‘s help that I thankfully accept.
Encircle the your thumb with the four fingers of your right hand. At the same time, touch the
right thumb to the extended middle finger of your left hand. Together, the two hands look
like a conch shell. Hold your hands in front of your sternum. Do this as often and as long
as you want. Or use it three times daily for 15 minutes as a course of treatment.
When you want to practice this mudra, chant “OM” several tunes. Then listen within yourself, to the silence, for several minutes afterward. This mudra is used during rituals in many Hindu temples. There, the conch horn is blown in the morning to announce the opening of the temple doors. The same applies to our inner temple, in which the divine light shines–it should also be opened. The
Shell Mudra drives away every kind of problem in the throat. It also has a very
calming effect and leads to collection in silence.
The little finger of your left hand touches the ring finger of your right hand. The little finger of your right hand touches the ring finger of your left hand. At the same time, the middle fingers of both
hands touch theindex fingers of the other. The thumbs remain extended
Do three times a day for 15 minutes. The Surabhi Mudra is very effective against rheumatism
and arthritis. Since these diseases are usually chronic, or at least have existed within
the person long before any outbreak or pain is perceived, this mudra must also
be practiced for a longer period of time.
Bend the middle finger until it touches the ball of your thumb. Lightly press down on the middle
finger with your thumb. The other fingers are extended. Do this with each hand. Do as needed,
or use three times daily for 15 minutes as a course of treatment. This is a special exercise
against ear and hearing problems. The Shunya Mudra can also quickly heal earaches
and almost all diseases of the ear when used for a longer period of time.
Hearing problems are related to a person who is no longer able to hear or who even doesn’t want to hear. This can be a blessing or a catastrophe. Poor hearing can protect us from unpleasant things or even from disagreeable sounds or information that find their way into us. On the other hand, we can also no longer hear beautiful things. Not wanting to hear is sometimes based on a particular kind of stubbornness that can lead to disaster. Consequently, if we are willing to scrutinize the reason for our hearing problems, this can lead us one step further toward a richer life.The middle finger is associated with the sky (ether). This is the gateway to the higher dimensions-the gateway to Heaven. The ancient myths say, if we want to get to Heaven, we first need to be thoroughly purified. This is why it may be appropriate to “look within” and make amends for old offenses. I know that it can sometimes be very difficult to forgiveanother person; but that forgiveness truly opens up new gateways.
Place the tips of the thumb and ring finger on top of each other, using light pressure. Extend the
other fingers. Do this with each hand. Do as needed, or use three times a day for 15 minutes.
The Prithivi Mudra can eliminate an energy deficit in the root chakra. Whether or not you feel psychologically or physically strong and vital is largely dependent upon this energy. This finger position also intensifies the sense of smell and is good far the nails, skin, hair, and bones. Ifs you feel uncertain of your steps while walking, the Prithivi Mudra can restore your equilibrium and trust. This mudra ‘also activates the root chakra, in which our elemental force resides. We also need stability and nourishment to grow and be effective in our place in the world. The purpose of our lives is to connect with the Divine, which means we must also orient ourselves toward the light and open up like a flower that is being pollinated. For us, this may mean experiencing grace. This mudra can give us everything that we need for a meaningful life. I use it when I feel insecure and need inner stability and self-assurance. Moreover, it stimulates the body temperature, the liver, and the stomach.
Stand or sit on a chair. Keep your feet parallel and their soles flat on the ground. Inhalation: Imagine that you are absorbing Earth energy through the soles of your feet. Guide it up through your legs, back, and throat into your head and far beyond into the cosmos. Hold your breath for a few seconds. Exhalation: Like a golden rain, the energy sinks back to Earth as the renewing force. There is a balance between taking and giving. Now imagine a catch basin in your pelvic floor and let the energy rain flow into your pelvis. Repeat thisa number of times.
The power of Earth gives me secure stability, staying power and assertiveness, self-assurance, and self-confrdence. The power of the cosmos gives me enthusiasm, pleasure, and joy.
Apan Vaya Mudra
Lifesaver: first aid for heart attacks
Bend your index finger and let its tip touch the ball of your thumb. At the same time, the tips of the middle and ring fingers touch the tip of your thumb. Extend your little finger. Do this with each hand.
Use as needed until you feel the effect, or practice three times a day for 15 minutes as a course of treatment. This finger position can have a first-aid function when you use it at the first sign
of a heart attack,. It regulates many heart complications. In an emergency, it can even
have a quicker effect than placing nitroglycerin ,the most frequently used
immediate remedy under the tongue.
Heart attacks, as well as chronic heart complaints, don’t just come out of the blue. Instead, they are an indication that a person’s lifestyle must be rethought and planned differently. This mudra can also be used for the general healing and strengthening of the heart. Heart patients are often so tied up with obligations that they no longer perceive what appears to he “senseless” from the outside. They have no time to relax. They also have a hard time coping with stillness. Something always has to he going on, and they often give so much support to something or someone at work or during their leisure time there is no room for their own needs. Yet, it is precisely these quiet moments that are the ones to nourish our souls.
Dedicated to the god of wealth, Kubera
Place the tip of your thumb, index finger, and middle finger together. Bend the other two fingers
so they rest in the middle of your hand. Do this with each hand. The Kubera Mudra can be
used for a great variety of concerns. 1t doesn’t matter how long it is practiced,
but it does matter that you do it with intensity.
Many people already know it as the “Three Finger Technique”, use it when they are looking for something specific-a free parking space, a certain dress, the right book, the necessary information, etc. Others use it when they want to put more force behind their plans for the future. It always involves goals that people want to reach, or wishes that they would like to have fulfilled. With the three closed fingers, additional strength is given to the matter and or thought.
It is obvious that something happens when the fingers of Mars , Jupiter , and Saturn join forces.
Putting this mudra to specific use in everyday life is quite fun. It also gives
us inner repose, confidence, and serenity.
The practice is simple. In your mind, formulate your wish or goal very clearly into words. Ask your heart whether this is good for you and whether it enriches your surrounding world. Now place the three fingers together, phrase your wish in a positive way, as you say it out loud three times. Press your fingers together while you do this. The Kubera Mudra opens and decongests, cleanses the frontal sinuses, especially if you draw the air upward while inhaling.
Visualize your goal, your future, or your special wish, in all its colors. At the same time,
develop the feeling as if it already were reality. The thought is the procreative power ,
the same applies to our goals and wishes. It is also obvious that we must
make our own contribution to this process.
First clench both fists and hold them in front of your chest . While inhaling, stretch the right arm to the right and point the index finger upward. At the same time, stretch your left arm to the left. Hold this tension for 6 breaths and then return to the basic position. Repeat six times on both sides.
For serious chronic constipation, do four times a day. For light constipation, repeat six to twelve times in the morning and at noon. When traveling or in acute cases, practice every morning before rising for 5 to 10 minutes while comfortably lying in bed. The Suchi Mudra often helps the first time you do it. If you practice it in the morning at 7, you can usually “unload” before 9. Unwellness, spite, impatience, violent temper, wanting to cling to everything-the cause for all these unpleasant feelings is often full, and therefore stressed, intestines.
Bend your fingers inward and place your thumbs over the ring fingers. Do this with each hand. Do as needed, or three times a day for 15 minutes. The Mushti Mudra activates the liver and stomach energy, promotes digestion, and helps cure constipation.
When we show someone our fist, the other person understands this gesture and will react with fear, flight, or counterattack. But this will hardly solve the problem. Unfortunately, this is why aggression is suppressed to the extent that they hardly even perceive it within them. Immediately living out every aggression in a wild way certainly isn’t good either, but neither is suppressing it. Aggression can be reduced when the cause is known.
There is blind fury and righteous anger-but there are worlds between them. The cause of many physical complaints, such as a weak liver, problems with digestion or constipation, tension, heart complaints, etc., are related to suppressed or uncontrolled aggression. Most aggression is based on not being able to say “no,” not being able to set boundaries, letting oneself be driven into a corner, etc. The basic evil is fear. When aggression arises, it should be let out in the foreseeable future. Then look for the cause of the aggression and develop a strategy as to how its trigger can be eliminated. Many problems can be cleared up by discussing them.
Large head mudra
The tips of your thumb, index finger, and middle finger touch each other. Place your ring finger into the fold of the thumb and keep your little finger extended. Do this with each hand. Do as needed, or three times every day for 6 minutes.
Headaches have a great variety of causes and can hardly be made to disappear once and for all with one single mudra. Frequently, weather influences or tension in the eyes, neck, back, or pelvis are at fault; or there are problems with the sinuses or digestion. All of this can result in too much energy being focused on the head, and this leads to tension that causes pain in the head. In order to release this tension, it is important to direct consciousness into other body parts abdomen, feet, or hands. The Mahasirs Mudra balances energy, has a tension-relieving effect, and eliminates mucous congestion in the frontal sinuses.
While exhaling, imagine that waves of energy are flowing down from your head through your neck, back, arms, and legs, and leaving through your hands and feet. After a while, imagine that your head is clear, cool, clean, and light. In conclusion, stroke your face with spread fingers and enjoy the feeling for a while.
I have a free, light, clear, and cool head.
Place all the fingertips together. The Hakim Mudra can be practiced at any time. When you would like to remember something, or want to find the red thread again, place your fingertips together, direct your eyes upward, place the tip of your tongue on your gums while inhaling, and let the tongue fall again while exhaling. Then take a deep breath-and what you wanted should immediately occur to you. Moreover, when you must concentrate on something for a longer period of time, could use some good ideas, or want to remember something that you have read, this mudra can be useful. When doing mental work, don’t cross your feet. Sit with your eyes facing west. This mudra can do true wonders, and you should always keep it in the back of your mind in case of an emergency.
This finger position has been researched quite well; it has been determined that it promotes the cooperation between the right and left brain hemispheres. It is also recommended today in memory training. It opens access to the right hemisphere, which is where the memory is stored. This mudra also improves and deepens respiration, and the brain profits from it as well.
To activate the energy of the large intestine, shift the finger contact
by one finger so that the right index finger is on the left thumb,
your right middle finger is on your left index finger, etc.
Place each thumb on the inner edge of the third joint of your ring finger. Do this with each hand. The important thing is to pamper yourself, and allow yourself rest during this time, while still getting some exercise For three to five days, eat easily digestible bread with herb tea in the morning; for lunch and dinner, have a meal of rice or potatoes and steamed leaf vegetables. Drink tea or water between meals. A potato compress is quite easy to use and practically draws the toxins out of the body. It can be used to support general cleansing by placing it on the liver or any other body parts that hurt. Boil the potatoes in their skins and mash with a fork, wrap in a cotton towel, and place on the body; wrap a warm towel around the body and the potato sack. Leave the compress on the respective spot for about 30 minutes.
During the detoxification days, lie down to rest often. This is the time to use this mudra for supporting the detoxification process. It is important to consider the things, in addition to waste materials and toxins, you are willing to let go of-bad memories, old grudges, bad habits, negative character traits, fears, etc. This will make room for something new.
I entrust my wish or goal to divine protection-and everything will be fine.
|Left hand: Thumb and middle finger together.||Right hand: Thumb and ring finger together.|
Do as needed, or four times a day for 15 minutes. In case of illness, the mudra should be done six
times a day for 30 minutes. This mudra balances energy in your joints. It is good with it when
knees are sore after a hike, walking down mountains, or when working too long
at the computer and having an unpleasant feeling in the elbows.
Both hands:Place the little finger at the base of the thumb, the ring fipger on the upper thumb joint, and the middle finger on the pad of the thumb. Extend the index finger. For an acute attack of asthma, first use this mudra from 4 to 6 minutes and then practice the Asthma Mudra (Number 5) until breathing has become normal again. For a long-term treatment, hold both mudras for 5 minutes, five times a day.
People with respiratory problems often also suffer from inner loneliness,, isolation, sexual problems, and sadness. These feelings are often successfully played down with humor. This naturally causes a great deal of stress so that these individuals are pressed for time and out of breath.
It is emotionally important to admit your negative feelings and moods. Be aware that even these feelings are like waves, they arise and then pass on. Such feelings are often a general weakness that is caused by shallow breathing since improper respiration doesn’t build up the inner reservoir of strength. When it is reduced, weakness occurs not only on the physical level but also in the emotional area. Fear, sadness, discontentment, exaggerated sensitivity, are the consequences.
In yoga, every breathing exercise and physical exercise builds up this inner strength and keeps up the energy level (practice for at least 30 minutes every day Sit upright and hold your hands about 4 inches away from your body. When your arms get tired, place the hands on your thighs. Direct your consciousness to the pelvic.
Inhalation:Now direct your consciousness into your abdomen,stomach, chest, throat, forehead, and top of the head. Now hold your breath for about 5 seconds.
Exhalation:Direct your consciousness from top to bottom and count backward from 7 to 1. Wait patiently until the impulse to inhale comes, and then direct theconsciousness back to the top again while inhaling.The pauses after inhaling and exhalingare very important here.
Both hands: Press together the fingernails of the
middle fingers and keep other fingers extended.
In case of an acute asthma attack, first do the Bronchial Mudra for 4 to 6 minutes. Then use
this Asthma Mudra until the breathing calms down. For long-term treatment,
use these two mudras five times every day for 5 minutes.
During cold weather, never breathe through your mouth because the bronchial tubes will become inflamed and congested.Try not to be in a hurry because every incidence of stress activates the adrenal glands. Adrenaline promotes the congestion and constriction of the bronchial tubes.Eat a light diet with little meat; meat once a week is enough. No milk products, tomatoes, hot peppers, or kiwi. No smoking should be obvious.
Don’t take medications that weaken the immune system, such as antibiotics.Get enough fresh air by taking long walks. Do yoga or gym- nastics every week and get enough rest. Most people who suffer from breathing difficulties are familiar with inner loneliness (too much detachment from the surrounding world) and/or cannot set boundaries. Consequently, they feel themselves plagued by other people’s duties and problems (too little detachment).
PranMudra Life Mudra
With each hand:
Place the tips of the thumb, ring finger, and little finger together. The other fingers remain extended. As needed, use for 5 to 30 minutes. Or, as a course of treatment, do three times a day for 15 minutes.The Pran Mudra activates the root chakra, in which the elemental force of a human being is found. This finger position stimulates the nourishing energy in the pelvic floor. The Pran Mudra generally increases vitality, reduces fatigue and nervousness, and improves vision.
It is also used against eye diseases. On the mental-emotional level, it increases our staying power and assertiveness, healthy self-confidence, gives us the courage to start something new, and the strength to see things through. Clear eyes are also a sign of a mental outlook emphasizingclarity and a clear mind, which means clearly structured thoughts and ideas. When you do the Pran Mudra you can also put your thumb onto the fingernailsof the other two fingers instead of on their tips. This has the effect of causing both the right and left brain hemispheres to function equally, become active, and mutually complement each other, which is very important for holistic health.
Nervousness is usually a sign of weakness,
of too much distraction and too little inner stability.
The Pran Mudra–combined with a conscious,
slow, and gentle way of breathing-has the effect
of being as stabilizing and calming as a secure anchor.
Place both palms together and clasp your fingers. One thumb should remain
upright; encircle it with the thumb and index finger of your other hand.
Do as needed or three times a day for 15 minutes.
This finger position increases the powers of resistance against coughs, colds, and chest infections. It
also loosens mucus that has collected in the lungs. In addition, it is very useful for people who suffer from respiratory complaints when the weather changes. It also increases the body temperature and is particularly suited for people who don’t develop a fever that is high enough. Fever is important because many bacteria within the body can only be killed when it reaches a certain temperature.
The Linga Mudra can, also help reduce weight. However, for this purpose it must be done with particular care three times a day for 15 minutes. Also drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, and mainly eat cooling foods, such as yogurt, rice, bananas, and citrus fruits. If the Linga Mudra is done too long, a feeling of sluggishness and lethargy may occur. This is a sign that you should shorten the length of this exercise and consume more cooling foods and drinks In order to stimulate your immune system and increase body temperature.