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Those familiar with reflexology know that by stimulating certain pressure points in your eyes, ears, tongue, hands and feet, it is possible to revitalize and balance energy in different parts of your body; including your organs and glands.

Hand mudras work in a very similar fashion. The word “mudra” translates to seal or gesture. A hand mudra is both a symbolic and therapeutic gesture mainly performed with the fingers. By positioning our fingers in various postures, we can influence how energy is channeled inside of us.

The great Buddha knew the use of mudrāsand is often depicted using these ritual gestures. Various Kung Fu forms contain positions identical to these mudrās.108 mudras are used in regular Tantric rituals. Mudras are also used in Indian Classical Dance. There are over 200 mudras in bharatanatyam and over 250 in mohiniattam.

Mudras relationship with the elements
The physical body is made up of five elements namely – Air, Water, Fire, Earth and Aakash (ether – the tiny intercellular spaces in the human body).

Imbalance of these elements disrupts the immunity system and causes disease.

Deficiencies in any of these elements can be made up by connecting one part of the body with another in a particular manner through Mudras.

When a finger representing an element is brought into contact with the thumb, that element is brought into balance. Therefore the disease caused by the imbalance is cured. Mudras start electromagnetic currents within the body which balance various constituting elements and restore health. The joining of fingers creates an effect on the human body.

Five Fingers for Five Elements:

* Thumb Fire
* Index Air
* Middle Aakash
* Ring Earth
* Little Water

There is a direct relationship between the hands and the neck since the nerve paths run through the vertebral form in the arms, hands, and fingers. The flexibility of the hands always effects the flexibility of the neck. Therefore, hand exercises relieve tensions in the neck. Moreover, spreading the ten fingers creates a reflex that causes the chest vertebrae to spread out.

The hands and fingers also have an additional direct relationship to the heart and lungs. many people can no longer properly stretch their fingers with increasing age. This shows tension in the heart area, which often indicates the prelude to heart disease or a tendency toward osteoporosis. This slightly crooked hand position also impedes inhalation. The result is that the optimum amount of air is not drawn into the lungs, especially into the lung borders, which promotes contamination in those areas.

Reflex Zones

The hand reflex zones correspond to the foot reflex zones, the massage treatment of which is generally known today. Since some of the organs are only found on one side of the body such as the heart and liver, this is reflected in the hands. Since hands come in different sizes, you may not find the exact pressure point immediately. When you have found the desired point, massage it with your thumb, using light pressure and slow, circular movements. One to 3 minutes are enough.

Mudras are sacred ritual gestures or hand positions. When used in religious dance they become an elaborate hand language. The Sanskrit word Mudra means seal. In the most antiquated times mudra was used with mantra and sealed the pattern of energy. The earliest mudra was the Sanskrit symbol. From this primordial system of mudra grew a secret language that became as diverse as the country it was practiced in. Mudra is likewise used for the purpose of prayer.

Mudra is a pattered movement mainly of the fingers that carries an idea or emotion. Mudras are a gesture language capable of expressing ideas and suggesting symbols. Mudras create an energy field and can be used in healing. The ultimate goal of mudra is a higher state of consciousness.

In yoga these sacred hand positions relate to the energy flow of a particular meditation. They enhance the asana (posture) and sound current (mantra). Mudras in yoga are symbolic of mantras and send signals to the glands and to a specific part of the brain depending on the purpose of the meditation or yoga set.

Colors affect the Mudra

Colors influence our minds and our lives on every level. In color therapy, various shades of color are specifically applied to regenerate the organs and glands, as well as to activate the processes of elimination, respiration, and circulation. Colors also influence our moods and every type of mental activity.

  • Red stimulates the circulation, makes us alert, warms and relaxes, but can also bring out aggression;
  • Orange improves the mood, promotes lightness, stimulates sexuality, but can also stimulate superficiality;
  • Yellow stimulates digestion, makes us mentally alert, and lets life appear in a bright light, but it can also be obtrusive;
  • Green is generally calming; it regenerates on every level, and gives us the desire to start something new;
  • Blue is also calming, but this calmness goes deeper and provides a sense of security; it conveys protection, and symbolizes the silent yearning for the incomprehensible;
  • Violet is the color of transformation, change, and spirituality;
  • Brown is the color of stability and connection to the earth, but too much can lead to stagnation;
  • White bears the entire spectrum of the other colors within itself, containing birth as well as death;
  • Black is the color of protection, of gathering strength, of retreat, and of the emptiness that already bears abundance within itself.

There are no “bad” colors. Every color can also be seen in our aura or energy body. When a color gains dominance or is not in its right place, it will initially have an effect on the general feeling of well-being. With time, a health disorder may develop as a result. However, the course of an illness can also be reversed with the help of colors.
You can have some beautiful experiences using color meditations. If you prefer a certain color, it may well be that you need the corresponding qualities. However, if you give too much preference to one color, this can develop into an addiction and the color may harm you. While holding a mudra, you can either visualize a color or concentrate on the color of an object. With visualization the color will then come to life.

How to Practice Mudras

(1) Touching a finger-tip to the thumb-tip increase the element residing in that finger whereas touching a finger-tip to the thumb-base reduces the element residing in that finger. (2) When performing a mudra, a light contact between the thumb and the finger/s is sufficient; firm pressure is not really required. (3) When performing a mudra, the position of other fingers (which are not participating in that mudra) is immaterial. They can be held (effortlessly) straight or allowed to bend as per the practitioner’s desire or (4) Mudras can be practiced anytime, anywhere e.g., while reading a newspaper in the morning, while travelling to the office or back home, while watching T.V. or listening to music, etc. However, simultaneous meditation can, perhaps yield greater benefits. (5) Mudras can be performed in any body-position i.e., lying, sitting, standing, walking, etc. However, simultaneous meditational (6) Even passive performance/ of mudras, using rubber bands or sticking plasters (in cases of unconscious/insane people or children) proves benef.c.al. (7) Only a few mudras (e.g., Aakaash-shaamak and Apaan-vaayu mudras) help within a few minutes of beginning to perform them. Rest of the mudras have to be practiced for about 45 minutes every day (either at one stretch or in three parts, each of 15 minutes), for at least 15 days to experience benefits. In fact they should be practiced till the disease is eradicated, however long it takes. (8) Should a person undergoing Mudra Therapy bring about changes in diet is a question that is frequently asked. We will say that though not indispensable, suitable dieter/ changes can reinforce the benefits of mudras whereas unsuitable diet can, at least partially, offset the good effects of mudras. If a person having an excess of element Vaayu (air) or humor Vaata in his body liberally consumes foods that can increase Vaayu or Vaata, he may not benefit (or may benefit only partially and slowly) even by a most religious and regular practice of suitable (i.e., Vaayu-decreasing or Vaata-decreasing) mudra/s. Quite obviously, no sane person would want his sincere efforts and time spent in performing mudras go in vain because of injudicious diet. In other words, a person’s recovery from disease is expedited by combining Mudra Therapy with correct diet. Suggestions about appropriate diet for the three constitutional types, Vaata, Pitta and Kapha. (9) Mudra Therapy goes along quite well with other forms of treatment, medical as well as non­medical. Previous medicines should not be stopped when beginning Mudra Therapy.

BASIC MUDRAS

Gyan Mudra

This mudra increases the (Air) Element with in the body.
Method: This Mudra is formed by joining together the tip of the index finger with the tip of the thumb.
Effects : Vaayu-vardhak mudra increases the vaayu (air) element within the body.
Thus reinforced, the air Empowers the mind, causing a positive effect on emotions and leading to enlightenment, empowers the nervous system (including the brain), facilitates movements of electrical impulses along nerves, empowers the pituitary gland and, thereby, the entire system of endocrine glands, empowers muscles, both voluntary and involuntary, empowers the vocal cords and the voice, empowers the heart, increasing its efficiency, renders the skin and the mucous membranes dry, renders the joints and the articular cartilage dry. The element Air is also a component of bodily humor Vaata. The increase of air in the body due to Vaayu-vardhak mudra reinforces the Vaata humor. Therefore, this mudra is an excellent mudra to overcome Vaata-deficiency. However, it should be practiced in moderation by people who already have a Vaata constitution (i.e., an excess of Vaata in their bodies).
Benefits : Vaayu-vardhak mudra can be used to treat the following disorders : Dullness of mind, lack of enthusiasm-initiative-creativity, recklessness, loss of memory, Drowsiness, lethargy, mental retardation, Disorders of the nervous system like cerebral palsy, neuritis, neuropathies, Alzheimer’s disease, Tabes dorsalis, multiple sclerosis, motor neuron disease, Ataxias, Dementias, Syringomyelia, etc., Degeneration of the retina, optic atrophy, Endocrine (hormonal) disorders like hypopi­tuitarism (causing dwarfism, Simmond’s disease, Frohlick’s syndrome), hypothyroidism (causing cretinism, myxoedema), hypoparathyroidism, hypoadrenalism (causing Addison’s disease), diabetes, hypogonadism, etc., Muscular disorders like myopathies, myesthenia gravis, paresis, paralysis (viz paralytic squint, ptosis, facial palsy, vocal paralysis, respiratory paralysis, monoplegia, paraplegia, hemiplegia, quadriplegia, etc.), Lost or feeble voice, Bradycardia (slow heart beats), weakness or gradual failure of the heart, Formation of excessive mucous in respiratory and/or digestive tracts, Effusion in joints. Duration : 30 to 45 minutes every day, either at one stretch or in three parts (i.e for 10 to 15 minutes, thrice a day).
Ideal time : Though Vaayu-vardhak mudra can be performed at any time of the day, practicing it at anytime between 2.00 to 6.00 am/pm gives better results.
Precaution : People with a pronounced Vaata prakruti (constitution) should perform this mudra in moderation, if at all. Given below are some variations of Gyaan mudra, which, apart from yielding the benefits of Gyaan mudra, bestow some additional gains.

Prithvi mudra

This mudra increases the Prithvi (earth) element within the body. At the same time, it decreases the Agni (fire) element. Therefore, it can also be called Agni-shaamak mudra.
Method:This mudra is formed by joining together the tips of the ring finger and the thumb.
Effects : Prithvi-vardhak mudra increases the Prithvi (earth) element within the body but decreases the Agni (fire) element within the body. The element earth is a vital component of bodily tissues like bones, cartilage, skin, hair, nails, flesh, muscles, tendons, internal organs, etc. Practice of Prithvi-vardhak mudra builds and invigorates these tissues. In other words, this mudra increases vitality, strength and endurance. The element earth is also associated with the nose (smell). Therefore, Prithvi-vardhak mudra can be used to overcome nasal disorders (e.g., loss of sense of smell). The element earth is also a component of the bodily humor kapha. Practice of Prithvi-vardhak mudra increases the kapha humor within the body. Therefore, this mudra can be used to overcome disorders caused by kapha deficiency. However, it should be practiced in moderation by people who already have an excess of kapha in their bodies. The element Agni (fire) is concerned with body-temperature and metabolism. Since Prithvi-vardhak (= Agni-shaamak) mudra reduces fire, it can be used to pacify an overactive Agni and overcome disorders of Agni-excess like emaciation, fever, inflammation, etc. The element fire is also a component of bodily humor Pitta. Therefore, Prithvi-vardhak (= Agni-shaamak) mudra is an excellent mudra for people with a pronounced Pitta constitution. They can regularly use this mudra even to avoid illness. 
Benefits: Prithvi-vardhak mudra can be used to treat the following disorders: (1 ) Chronic fatigue, general debility, convalescence, (2 ) Lack of stamina or endurance, THERAPEUTIC MUDRAS ( 3 ) Inexplicable weight-loss, emaciation, (4) Osteoporosis osteomalacia (diminished bone-density), rickets, ( 5 ) Fracture (to expedite union), (6) Degeneration of articular cartilage (Osteo-Arthritis), ( 7 ) Weak, atrophied muscles, myopathies, (8) Paresis, paralysis, poliomyelitis, ( 9 ) Dry, cracked, burning, mature skin, (10)     Skin-rashes, urticaria, (11)     Brittle nails, (12)     Hair-loss, premature greying of hair, (13)    Burning in eyes, stomach (acidity), urine, anus, hands, feet, head, (14)     Aphthous ulcers in the mouth, (15)     Ulcers in the stomach, intestines, (16)    Inflammatory diseases (diseases whose names end with ‘itis’), (1 7) Jaundice, (18)     Fever, (19)     Hyperthyroidism.
Duration : 30 to 45 minutes every day, either at one stretch or in 3 parts (i.e., for 10 to 15 minutes, thrice a day). However, people with kapha deficiency can do it even for longer periods.
Ideal time : Though Prithvi-vardhak mudra can be performed at anytime of the day, practicing it at anytime between 6.00 to 10.00 am/pm gives better results.

Jal-vardhak or Varun mudra, Mudra of the Water
Method :This mudra is formed by joining together the tips of the thumb and the little finger.
Effects : Jal-vardhak (Varun) mudra increases the Jal (water) element within the body.Almost seventy per cent of the body is water. Thus, water is the most abundant element in the body, being present in the protoplasm of cells, extra-cellular fluid, lymph, blood, tears, saliva, mucous, digestive juices, enzymes, hormones, semen, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), etc. A deficiency of water in the body would result in dehydration of tissues. Performance of Jal-vardhak mudra increases the water-content of the body by suitably affecting the water-metabolism. Thus, it helps to rehydrate cells, tissues, muscles, skin, joint-cartilage, etc. The element water is also associated with tongue and taste. Therefore, this mudra can be used to overcome disorders like loss of taste-sense, dryness of mouth, etc. Water is also a component of two bodily humors: Pitta and Kapha. Practice of Jal-vardhak mudra increases these humors. People with a pronounced Pitta + Kapha constitution should perform this mudra in moderation. On the other hand, people with a Vaata constitution (dosha) can derive immense benefits from the practice of this mudra.
Benefits: Jal-vardhak (Varun) mudra can be used to overcome the following disorders:  (1) Dryness of eyes  (2) Dryness of the digestive tract (mouth, throat and intestines) (3) Indigestion (4) Constipation  (5) Dryness of the skin leading to cracks, dry eczema, psoriasis, etc. (6) Degeneration of joint-cartilage, Osteo-Arthritis (7) Anemia (8) Cramps, dehydration (9) Deficiency of hormones, (10) Scanty urination (oliguria) (11) Scanty semen (oligospermia) (12) Scanty menses (oligomenorrhoea), (13) Loss of taste sensation, tongue-disorders (14) Disorders of Vaata-excess (see Vaayu-shaamak mudra)
Duration: 45 minutes every day, either at one stretch or in 3 parts (i.e., for 15 minutes, thrice a day). Precaution : People having water-retention in their bodies or people with a Pitta + Kapha constitution should perform this mudra moderately, if at all.

Vayu Mudra or Vaayu-shaamak, Mudra of the Air

This mudra decreases the vaayu (air) element within the body.
Method:This mudra is formed by first placing the tip of the index finger on the base of the thumb and then bringing gentle pressure of the thumb upon this finger. This amounts to suppression of element air (residing in the first finger) by element fire (residing in the thumb).
Effects : Vaayu-shaamak mudra decreases the air element within the body. This reduction of air Sedates restless and anxious mind, Calms overcharged nervous system, Pacifies overactive endocrine glands, Relaxes tense or spastic muscles, Soothes strained voice,  Allows rehydration of skin and articular cartilage. The element air is also a component of bodily humor Vaata. The decrease of air in the body due to Vaayu-shaamak mudra pacifies the (aggravated) Vaata. Therefore, this mudra is especially suitable for people of Vaata constitution (Vaata dosha). They can regularly use this mudra even to avoid illness.
Benefits: Vaayu-shaamak mudra can be used to treat the following disorders : Stress, anxiety, irritability, lack of concentration, timidity, indecisiveness, impatience, restlessness, Sleeplessness, epileptic fits (convulsions), giddiness, Parkinson’s disease, chorea, tremors, sciatica, trigeminal neuralgia, intercostal neuralgia, etc. Twitching of eye-lids, nystagmus (constant involuntary eye-movements), Tinnitus (noises in the ear/s), vertigo, dizziness, Hormonal imbalances caused by over activity of endocrine glands, Breathlessness, tachycardia (fast heart beats), palpitations, Hiccups, Muscle-spasm, muscle-cramps, muscular rigidity, Crackling joints (Osteo-Arthritis), gout,  Dry, rough skin/hair, brittle nails, Constipation, flatulence (gas formation).
Duration : 30 to45 minutes every day either at one stretch or in 3 parts (i.e., for 10 to 15 minutes, thrice a day). Ideal time: Though Vaayu-shaamak mudra can be done at any time of the day, practising it anytime other than 2.00 to 6.00 am/pm gives better results.
Precaution : Many experienced doctors say that the practice of this mudra should be discontinued as soon as the disease has been overcome.

Aakaash-shaamak or Shoonya mudra

This mudra decreases the Aakaash (space) element within the body.
Method:This mudra is formed by first placing the tip of the middle finger on the base of the thumb and then bringing gentle pressure of the thumb upon this finger. This amounts to suppression of element space (residing in the middle finger) by element fire (residing in the thumb).
Effects : Aakaash-shaamak mudra decreases the Aakaash (space) element within the body. It can, therefore, be used to treat disorders (enlisted below) caused by an abnormal increase of space within the body. The element space is associated with ears. Therefore, Aakaash shaamak mudra helps certain ear disorders. In fact, it is an almost failproof remedy for ear-pain. The decreased internal space restricts the rest of the four bodily elements i.e., vaayu (air), agni (fire), jal (water) and prithvi (earth). Therefore, Aakaash-shaamak mudra can be beneficially combined with Vaayu-shaamak, Agni-shaamak, Prithvi-shaamak and Jal-shaamak mudras. The element Aakaash is also a component of bodily humor Vaata. The decrease of space in the body from the practice of Aakaash-shaamak mudra pacifies the (aggravated) Vaata. Therefore, this mudra is especially suitable for people having a pronounced Vaata constitution (Vaata dosha).
Benefits : Aakaash-shaamak mudra can be used to treat the following disorders : ( 1 ) Feeling of emptiness or numbness in the body or body-parts like the head, the chest, the abdomen, etc., (2) Ear ailments like pain, tinnitus (noises), vertigo and acquired deafness.
Duration : In case of acute ear-pain, incapacitating vertigo or severe numbness, perform this mudra continuously till the disorder subsides. For chronic ear-ailments or numbness peform this mudra for 30 to 45 minutes either at one stretch or in 3 parts (i.e., for 10 to 15 minutes, thrice a day).
Ideal time : For chronic diseases, this mudra should, if possible, be performed at anytime other than 2.00 to 6.00 am/pm gives better results.
Precaution : Experienced doctors believe that the practice of this mudra should be discontinued as soon as the disease has been overcome.

Prithvi-shaamak or Surya mudra

This mudra increases the Agni (fire) element within the body. It can, therefore, be called Agni-vardhak mudra, too. At the same time, this mudra decreases the Prithvi (earth) element within the body. 
Method:This mudra is formed by first placing the tip of the ring finger on the base of the thumb and then bringing gentle pressure of the thumb upon this finger. This amounts to suppression of element earth (residing in the ring finger) by element fire (residing in the thumb). The earth element thus suppressed, fire is able to rage unopposed
Effects : Prithvi-shaamak or Agni-vardhak mudra increases the Agni (fire) element within the body but subdues the Prithvi (earth) element. The element Agni (fire) is associated with body-temperature and metabolism. Practice of Prithvi-shaamak or Surya mudra helps to maintain the body-temperature and keeps the metabolism going. The element Agni is also connected with vision. Hence, regular practice of Surya mudra helps to strengthen weak eyes and improve vision. Agni is also a component of bodily humor Pitta. Practice of Prithvi-shaamak or Surya mudra increases the Pitta humor within the body. Therefore, this mudra can be used to overcome disorders caused by Pitta deficiency. However, it should be used only in moderation by people having an excess of Pitta. Prithvi-shaamak mudra decreases the element Prithvi (earth) within the body. It is, therefore, excellent for people having an excess of element Prithvi in their bodies. The element earth is also a component of bodily humor kapha. Therefore, Prithvi-shaamak mudra is an excellent mudra for people with a pronounced kapha constitution. They can regularly practise this mudra even to prevent illness.
Benefits: Prithvi-shaamak (Agni-vardhak; Surya) mudra can be used to treat the following disorders : 1. Abnormally low body-temperature, 2. Coldness of skin, body, limbs, hands, feet, etc., 3. Intolerance to cold, shivering, 4. Underactivity of the thyroid gland causing slow metabolism, 5 . Obesity, progressive weight-gain, 6. Loss of appetite, indigestion, constipation, 7. Absence of sweating, 8. Certain vision/eye problems, especially cataract.
Duration :30 to 45 minutes every day either at one stretch or in 3 parts (i.e., for 10 to 15 minutes, thrice a day).  Ideal time : Though this mudra can be performed any time, practicing it at anytime from 10 am to 2 pm or 10 pm to 2 am gives better results.
Precaution : Over-performance of this mudra may cause undue heating of the body.

Apaan mudra, Mudra of the Heart

The Apaan mudra is an extremely important and useful mudra that first detoxifies (and, therefore, purifies) the body and then energizes it.
Method : Apaan mudra is formed by joining together the tips of the thumb, the middle finger and the ring finger.  
Effects: Apaan mudra is a combination of the Aakaash-vardhak (Aakaash) and the Prithvi-vardhak (Prithvi) mudras. Apart from an increase of elements space and earth, Apaan mudra brings about an increase of Vaata and Kapha humors and, therefore, a decrease of Pitta humor.
Benefits : The Apaan mudra can be used to overcome the following disorders : 1. Anuria (absence/obstruction of urine), 2. Constipation, flatulence (gas), piles, 3. Absence of sweat, 4. Delayed delivery of a child, 5. Burning in the body/body-parts, 6. Ailments caused by a deficiency of element space and humor Vaata, 7. Ailments caused by a deficiency of element earth and humor Kapha, 8. Ailments caused by an excess of element fire and humor Pitta.
Duration : 
Minimum 30 to 45 minutes every day, either at one stretch or in three parts (i.e., for 10 to 15 minutes, thrice a day).
Precaution : People with a Varta + Kapha mix constitution should perform this mudra in moderation.

Apaan-Vaayu Mudra, Mudra of the Heart

This important mudra is sometime called Mritsanjeevani Mudra, a mudra which can snatch a person away from the clutches of death! indeed, this mudra tremendously benefits a person who has suffered from Chest-Pain (Angina pectoris) or Heart Attack. It increases the earth element (and, therefore, the Kapha humor) while decreasing the air & fire elements within the body. strong>Method: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.
Effects:This mudra bestows triple benefits: Removal of obstruction/blockages in & Detoxification of the Body to allow an increase of element Aakaaash(Space) Increase of vitality due to an increase of element Prithvi (earth). Sedation of the mind and relaxation of the body/Muscles due to a reduction of element Vaayu (Air).
Benefits: Apaan Vaayu Mudra can be used to overcome the following disorders: Fast heart beats, palpitations Angina pectoris(Chest Pain caused by blockages within the coronary arteries that nourish the heart) Performance of this mudra as soon as a Heart attack Strikes might enable the victim to minimize damage to the Heart muscle High blood pressure Painful conditions like headache, toothache, tummy ache, backache, joint pains, heel pain, etc.. Excessive sweating Obstruction of urine Ailments caused by a deficiency of element of earth or humor Kapha Ailments Caused by an excess of Elements Air,Fire and humors vaata, pitta.
Duration: 30 to 45 Minutes every day, Either at one stretch or in three parts(i.e., for 10 to 15 mints, Thrice a day). However when suffering from chest-pain, it should be performed continuously till the pain subsides.
Precaution: People having a pronounced kapha constitution should perform this mudra in moderation.

 

Linga Mudra, Mudra of  the Heat & Energy

Linga is the Sanskrit term for phallus (the male genital organ). This mudra increases bodily heat since it reinforces the fire element
Method:This mudra is formed by interlocking the palms but keeping the left thumb erect, pointing upwards. and the Pitta humor.
Effects: The thumb represents the element fire. This fire is reinforced by performing the linga mudra. The fire element which resides in the thumb is activated and is able to increase uninhibited.
Benefits:The linga mudra can be used to overcome the following disorders : (1 ) Shivering and chills due to intolerance of cold weather; hypothermia, (2)  Ailments caused by an overproduction/ accumulation of phlegm (mucous) in the body; such ailments include colds, sinusitis, productive (wet) cough, sticky stools, etc., (3)       Asthma and other respiratory ailments that occur at the change of weather, (4) Sexual debility in males.
Duration : This mudra is not to be performed on a regular basis. It should be performed only when needed (e.g., when suffering from chills) and should be discontinued once the ailment has been overcome.
Precautions: ( 1 ) Overuse of Linga mudra may aggravate the Pitta humor within the body, causing sluggishness and lethargy. (2) This mudra should not be performed when suffering from ailments of Pitta-excess, especially fever.

Other Mudraas

Namaste Mudra/ The Prayer Pose
Method: Join the hands and tuck the knuckles of the thumbs into the notch in the center of the chest where the ribs come together. Exhale and inhale deeply.
Benefits: This mudra meditation will bring the knowledge of all the past present and future teachers to you. It is an opportunity to experience mudra, mantra and breath as a meditation.
Prayer mudra neutralizes the positive (right or male) and negative (left or female side of the body. It stimulates the mind nerve, which is the only nerve that comes out of the mind.
Prayer or Namaste Mudra is often used when blessing food, beginning prayer or tuning in before doing a yoga or meditation. It is the mudra to neutralize the nadis (subtle energy channels that link the charkas including Sushumna, Ida and Pingala Nadis).

Tranquility Mudra
Method: Buddha gave it his disciples for control of the mind. Sit in easy Pose with a straight spine and with the elbows bent, bring the hands up and in until they meet in front of the body at the level of the heart.  The elbows should be held up almost to the level of the hands. Bend the index fingers of each hand in towards the palm. Join them with each other so they press together along the second joint. The middle fingers are extended and meet at the fingertips. The other fingers are curled into the hand. The thumbs meet at the fingertips. Note that the extended fingers point away from the body.
Hold the mudra about 4 in. from the body with the extended fingers pointing away from the body.
– Focus on the tip of your Nose.
– Inhale completely and hold the breath
– Repeat the mantra of your choice 11 to 21 times.
– Exhale hold the breath out.
– Repeat the mantra an equal number of times
– Practice for three minutes
Benefits: This meditation will tranquilize the mind within three minutes.

Hakini Mudra
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.

Ganesha Mudra
Ganesha, the deity who overcomes all obstacles.

Hold your left hand in front of your chest with the palm facing outward. Bend the fingers. Now grasp the left hand with the right hand, which has its back facing outward. Move the hands to the level of the heart, right in front of the chest. While exhaling, vigorously pull the hands apart without releasing the grip. This will tense the muscles of the upper arms and chest area. While inhaling, let go of all the tension. Repeat 6 times and then lovingly place both hands on the sternum in this position. Focus on the feeling in this part of your body. Then change the hand position: your right palm now faces outward. Repeat the exercise 6 times in this position. Afterward, remain in silence for a while. Once a day is enough..

Visualize the color red, a mosaic, a mandala, in various tones of red. Focus all of your senses on it for a while. Red should strengthen, warm, and widen your heart, giving you the courage to be open and confident.

Dhyana  or Samahita (Meditation) Mudra

The Dhyana mudra may be made with one or both hands. When made with a single hand the left one is placed in the lap, while the right may be engaged elsewhere. The left hand making the Dhyana mudra in such cases symbolizes the female left-hand principle of wisdom. Ritual objects such as a text, or more commonly an alms bowl symbolizing renunciation, may be placed in the open palm of this left hand.

When made with both hands, the hands are generally held at the level of the stomach or on the thighs. The right hand is placed above the left, with the palms facing upwards, and the fingers extended. In some cases the thumbs of the two hands may touch at the tips, thus forming a mystic triangle. The esoteric sects obviously attribute to this triangle a multitude of meanings, the most important being the identification with the mystic fire that consumes all impurities. This triangle is also said to represent the Three Jewels of Buddhism, mentioned above, namely the Buddha himself, the Good Law and the Sangha.

The Dhyana mudra is the mudra of meditation, of concentration on the Good law, and of the attainment of spiritual perfection. According to tradition, this mudra derives from the one assumed by the Buddha when meditating under the pipal tree before his Enlightenment. This gesture was also adopted since time immemorial, by yogis during their meditation and concentration exercises. It indicates the perfect balance of thought, rest of the senses, and tranquility.

This mudra is displayed by the fourth Dhyani Buddha Amitabha, also known as Amitayus. By meditating on him, the delusion of attachment becomes the wisdom of discernment. The Dhyana mudra helps mortals achieve this transformation.

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The diseases that can be cured by mudras are listed here as index A to Z
The mudras for each disease are given and by clicking on the link you can how to perform those mudras Some may benifit immediately some take time .

A

Alzheimer’s disease : Vaayu-vardhak ,Vaata-kaarak
Ataxia(s) : Vaayu-vardhak ,Vaata-kaarak
Anxiety :Vaayu-shaamak , Vaata-naashak
Arthritis : Vaayu-shaamak , Vaata-naashak,Prithvi-vardhak
Jal –vardhak ,Kapha-Kaarak ,Apaan- vaayu
Addison’sdisease : Vaayu-vardhak ,Vaata-kaarak
Atrophy of muscles : Prithvi-vardhak
Anus, burning/fissure in : Prithvi-vardhak
Acidity : Prithvi-vardhak, Kapha-Kaarak, Jal-shaamak
Aphthous ulcers :Prithvi-vardhak, Kapha-Kaarak
Appetite, loss of : Prithvi-shaamak,Pitta-kaarak, Vaata-kaarak
Anaemia : Jal –vardhak ,Kapha-Kaarak
Ascitis :Pitta-kaarak, Vaata-kaarak,Jal-shaamak
Abdominal pain : Vaata-naashak,Vaayu-shaamak , Apaan- vaayu mudra ,Maatangi
Anger : Prithvi-vardhak, Kapha-Kaarak , Vaayu-shaamak.
Athero-sclerosis :Kapha-Kaarak
Ageing, premature : Prithvi-vardhak, Kapha-Kaarak
Acne :Vaayu-vardhak
Anuria :Apaan- vaayu,Jal –vardhak ,Apaan
Angina pectoris :Apaan- vaayu,Aakaash-vardhak
Asthma :Linga mudra,Asthma mudra ,Aakaash-vardhak,Prithvi-shaamak
Allergy : Shanka mudra, Prithvi-vardhak,Kapha-Kaarak
Appendicitis :Apaan- vaayu,Prithvi-vardhak
Atrophy of optic nerve :Vaayu-vardhak ,Prithvi-vardhak

B

Bradycardia: Vaayu-vardhak
Breathlessnes :Vaayu-shaamak ,Asthma
Brittle nails :Vaayu-shaamak,Prithvi-vardhak
Blood-pressure, high : Aakaash-vardhak ,Kapha-Kaarak ,Apaan- vaayu ,Vaata-kaarak
Bones, to strengthen :Prithvi-vardhak
burning, in the body :Prithvi-vardhak ,Kapha-Kaarak,Apaan Shanka
Blood circulation, slow :Kapha-Kaarak ,Jal –vardhak ,Pitta-kaarak ,Vaata-kaarak
Backache :Vaayu-shaamak,Apaan- vaayu ,Vaata-naashak
Bloody stools/urine :Kapha-Kaarak
Blood-pressure,low :Prithvi-vardhak ,Aakaash-shaamak
Bed-wetting :Jal-shaamak
Boils : Prithvi-vardhak ,Kapha-Kaarak ,
Bronchitis :Prithvi-vardhak
Blocked nose :Aakaash-shaamak ,Prithvi-shaamak ,Pitta-kaarak
Biliousness :Prithvi-vardhak ,Kapha-Kaarak ,
Brain to empower :Prithvi-vardhak ,Kapha-Kaarak ,VAAYu-VARDHAK

C

Creatvity, lack of : Pitta-kaarak ,VAAYu`-VARDHAK ,Vaata-kaarak Cerebral palsy : Vaata-kaarak, VAAY-VARDHAK
Cretinism : Vaata-kaarak, VAAY-VARDHAK
Concentration, lack of: Vaata-kaarak, VAAY-VARDHAK
Concentration, lack of: Vaayu-shaamak, Vaata-naashak mudra
Convulsions: Vaayu-shaamak, Vaata-naashak mudra
Chorea: Vaayu-shaamak, Vaata-naashak mudra, Apaan- vaayu mudra
Constipation : Vaayu-shaamak, Vaata-naashak mudra, Prithvi-shaamak or Surya mudra , Jal –vardhak or Varun mudra
Congestion in body : Aakaash-vardhak or Aakash mudra
Chest-congestion: : Aakaash-vardhak or Aakash mudra
Cartilage, degeneration /tear : Jal –vardhak or Varun mudra, Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra
Chronic fatigue : Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra , Vaata-naashak mudra, Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra , Pushaan mudra
Convalescence : Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra
Coldness of body/skin : Prithvi-shaamak or Surya mudra, Jal-shaamak mudra , Vaata-naashak mudra, Linga mudra , Pitta-kaarak or Kapha-naashak mudra
Cervical spondylosis: Vaayu-shaamak, Vaata-naashak mudra, Jal –vardhak or Varun mudra, Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra , Apaan- vaayu mudra ,Apaan mudra
Cold intolerance of: Vaata-naashak mudra, Linga mudra , Pitta-kaarak or Kapha-naashak mudra, Prithvi-shaamak or Surya mudra.
Cataract: Prithvi-shaamak or Surya mudra
Cracked skin/lips/tongue: Vaayu-shaamak, Vaata-naashak mudra, Jal –vardhak or Varun mudra
Cramps of muscles: Jal –vardhak or Varun mudra, Vaayu-shaamak
Circulation, slow: Pitta-kaarak or Kapha-naashak mudra, Jal –vardhak or Varun mudra, Vaata-kaarak or Vaayan mudra
Chest pain: Vaata-naashak mudra, Apaan- vaayu mudra
Colds: Linga mudra , Pitta-kaarak or Kapha-naashak mudra, Linga mudra
Cough, wet: Linga mudra , Pitta-kaarak or Kapha-naashak mudra, Linga mudra
Cough, dry: Vaayu-shaamak
Colitis: Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra

D

Dullness of mind: VAAYU-VARDHAK , Prithvi-shaamak or Surya mudra
Drowsiness: VAAYU-VARDHAK , Vaata-kaarak or Vaayan mudra
Dementia(s): VAAYU-VARDHAK
Degeneration of retina: VAAYU-VARDHAK
Dwarfism: VAAYU-VARDHAK
Diabetes mellitus : VAAYU-VARDHAK , Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra , Apaan mudra
Dizziness: Prithvi-shaamak or Surya mudra , Vaayu-shaamak
Dry skin/hair : Vaayu-shaamak, Apaan mudra, , Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra, Jal –vardhak or Varun mudra, Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra
Dyspnoea : Vaayu-shaamak, Asthma mudra
Dysurea: Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra, Apaan- vaayu mudra
Detoxification: Aakaash-vardhak or Aakash mudra , Apaan mudra
Deafness: Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra, Aakaash-shaamak or shoonya mudra
Debility : Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra, Apaan mudra,
Degeneration of joint-cartilage: Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra, Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak, Apaan mudra, Vaata-kaarak or Vaayan mudra
Dry eyes: Jal –vardhak or Varun mudra
Dehydration : Jal –vardhak or Varun mudra
Deficiency of hormones : Jal –vardhak or Varun mudra
Dropsy: Jal-shaamak mudra
Diarrhea : Jal-shaamak mudra , Apaan mudra, Vaata-kaarak or Vaayan mudra, Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra
Dysentery: , Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak,
Depression: Prithvi-shaamak or Surya mudra, VAAYU-VARDHAK
Digestion, weak: Prithvi-shaamak or Surya mudra, Jal –vardhak or Varun mudra, Pitta-kaarak or Kapha-naashak mudra, Linga mudra
Duodenal ulcer: Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra
Dry mouth throat: Jal –vardhak or Varun mudra

E

Endocrine disorders: VAAYU-VARDHAK /Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra
Effusion in joints: VAAYU-VARDHAK ,Jal-shaamak mudra
Epilepsy: Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra, Vaata-naashak mudra
E.S.P, to develop: Aakaash-vardhak or Aakash mudra
Ear disorders (pain): Vaata-naashak mudra , Aakaash-shaamak or shoonya mudra
(deafness ): Aakaash-shaamak or shoonya mudra, Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra
Emaciation(weight-loss): Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra, Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak, Vaata-naashak mudra
Excessive salivation/thirst/perspiration/urination: Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak, Jal-shaamak mudra
Excessive menses : Jal-shaamak mudra, Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra, Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak, Vaata-kaarak or Vaayan mudra,
Enthusiasm. Lack of :Vaata-kaarak or Vaayan mudra, VAAYU-VARDHAK, Pitta-kaarak or Kapha-naashak mudra
Excessive sleep: Vaata-kaarak or Vaayan mudra, VAAYU-VARDHAK, Prithvi-shaamak or Surya mudra
Eye-ailments, watering; Prithvi-shaamak or Surya mudra, Pitta-kaarak or Kapha-naashak mudra
Cataract: Prithvi-shaamak or Surya mudra,Pitta-kaarak or Kapha-naashak mudra
Twitching, nystagmus: Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra
Glaucoma: Jal-shaamak mudra
Eczema-dry : Jal –vardhak or Varun mudra
-weeping; Jal-shaamak mudra

F

Frohlick’s syndrome: VAAYU-VARDHAK , Vaata-kaarak or Vaayan mudra
Facial palsy: VAAYU-VARDHAK
Fear: VAAYU-VARDHAK , Aakaash-vardhak or Aakash mudra , Uttarbodhi mudra , Vaata-naashak mudra
Fits: Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra Vaata-naashak mudra
Flatulence (gas): Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra , Vaata-naashak mudra , Apaan- vaayu mudra ,Apaan mudra
Fever: Apaan mudra,Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra , Shanka mudra
Frozen shoulder: Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra , Apaan- vaayu mudra
Fatigue: Vaata-naashak mudra , Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra , Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra , Pushaan mudra
Fracture: Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra
Feet, cold: Prithvi-shaamak or Surya mudra , Pitta-kaarak or Kapha-naashak mudra , Linga mudra
Fatness: Vaata-kaarak or Vaayan mudra, Pitta-kaarak or Kapha-naashak mudra , Prithvi-shaamak or Surya mudra, Linga mudra
Forgetfulness: VAAYU-VARDHAK , Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra , Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra
Fissure, anal: Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra
Frigidity: Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra , Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra
Flu: Apaan mudra, Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra , Shanka mudra

G
 
Gastric ulcer : Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra
Giddiness: Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra, Vaata-naashak mudra
Gout: Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra, Apaan- vaayu mudra
Gas: Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra, Vaata-naashak mudra, Apaan- vaayu mudra, Apaan mudra
General debility: Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra, Apaan mudra, Vaata-kaarak or Vaayan mudra, Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra
Greying of hair: Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra
Greasy skin, hair: Vaata-kaarak or Vaayan mudra, Pitta-kaarak or Kapha-naashak mudra
Gall colic: Apaan- vaayu mudra
Gastritis: Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra, Apaan mudra, Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra
Glaucoma: Jal-shaamak mudra

H

Heel-pain: Prithvi-shaamak or Surya mudra , Apaan- vaayu mudra, Vaata-naashak mudra
Heart weak /failure: VAAYU-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA , Vaata-kaarak or Vaayan mudra
Heart disease/pain/attack : Vaata-kaarak or Vaayan mudra , Apaan- vaayu mudra, Aakaash-vardhak or Aakash mudra , Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra
Hypopituitarism: VAAY-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA
Hypothyroidism: Prithvi-shaamak or Surya mudra, VAAY-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA , Jal-shaamak mudra , Linga mudra,
Hypoparathyroidism: VAAYu-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA
Hypoadrnalism: VAAYu-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA
Hemiplegia: VAAYu-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA
Hypogonadism : VAAYu-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA
Hyperthyroidism: Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra , Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra , Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra
Hiccups: Apaan- vaayu mudra, Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra
High blood pressure: Vaata-kaarak or Vaayan mudra, Aakaash-vardhak or Aakash mudra , Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra , Apaan- vaayu mudra
Hair-loss/greying: Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra , Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra
Hyperacidity: Jal-shaamak mudra, Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra , Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra
Hydrocele: Jal-shaamak mudra
Hydrocephalous: Jal-shaamak mudra
Hydronephrosis: Jal-shaamak mudra
Heat stroke: VAAYu-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA , Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra
Heat, intolerance: VAAY-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA , Vaata-kaarak or Vaayan mudra, Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra , Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra
Head ache: Apaan- vaayu mudra, Vaata-naashak mudra , Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra
Hoarse voice: Vaata-naashak mudra , Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra

I

Initiative, lack of: VAAYu-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA , Vaata-kaarak or Vaayan mudra, Pitta-kaarak or Kapha-naashak mudra
Irritability: Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra , Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra
Indecisiveness: Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra , Vaata-naashak mudra
Impatience: Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra , Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra , Vaata-naashak mudra , Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra
Intercostals neuralgia: Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra
Intuition, to develop: Aakaash-vardhak or Aakash mudra
Irregular hear-beats: Aakaash-vardhak or Aakash mudra
Inflammatory diseases: Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra , Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra
Intolerance of cold: Pitta-kaarak or Kapha-naashak mudra , Vaata-naashak mudra , Prithvi-shaamak or Surya mudra , Linga mudra
Indigestion: Prithvi-shaamak or Surya mudra , Linga mudra , Pitta-kaarak or Kapha-naashak, Jal –vardhak or Varun mudra
Intolerance of heat: VAAYu-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA, Vaata-kaarak or Vaayan mudra, Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra , Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra , Shanka mudra
Irregular menses: Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra , Vaata-naashak mudra
Immunity, weak: Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra , Pushaan mudra
Intelligence, to develop: VAAYu-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA
Impotence: Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra , Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra , Linga mudra
Infertility: Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra , Jal –vardhak or Varun mudra, Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra
Influenza: Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra , Shanka mudra, Apaan mudra
Insomnia: Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra , Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra , Vaata-naashak mudra , Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra ,
Itching: Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra , Shanka mudra
Infectious diseases: Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra , Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra , Apaan mudra

J

Joint-pains:Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra , Vaata-naashak mudra, Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra , Apaan- vaayu mudra , Apaan mudra , Jal –vardhak or Varun mudra , Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra
Jealous nature:Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra
Jaundice: Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra
Joy , to induce : VAAY-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA

K

Kidney ailments: Apaan- vaayu mudra ,Apaan mudra Jal-shaamak mudra
Kapha (mucous) excessive: Pitta-kaarak or Kapha-naashak mudra

L

Lack of enthusiasm /initiative/creativity: VAAY-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA , Vaata-kaarak or Vaayan mudra , Pitta-kaarak or Kapha-naashak mudra
Loss of memory: VAAY-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA , Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra
Lethargy: VAAY-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA , Vaata-kaarak or Vaayan mudra
Lack of concentration: Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra , Vaata-naashak mudra
Lack of Stamina /endurance: Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra , Vaata-naashak mudra , Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra
Loss of appetite: Vaata-kaarak or Vaayan mudra , Pitta-kaarak or Kapha-naashak mudra, Prithvi-shaamak or Surya mudra
Loss of taste-sensation: Jal –vardhak or Varun mudra
Loose motions: VAAY-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA , Vaata-kaarak or Vaayan mudra , Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra , Jal-shaamak mudra , Apaan mudra
Liver ailments: Prithvi-shaamak or Surya mudra , Linga mudra
Leucorrhoea: Apaan mudra , Shanka mudra
Lumbago: Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra , Vaata-naashak mudra , Apaan- vaayu mudra
Laryngitis: Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra
Leprosy: Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra

M

Mind, to empower: VAAY-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA
Muscles, to strengthen: VAAY-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA , Shanka mudra
Memory, loss of: VAAY-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA , Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra , Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra
Mental retardation: VAAY-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA
Multiple sclerosis: VAAY-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA
Motor neuron disease: VAAY-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA
Myxoedema : VAAY-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA , Jal-shaamak mudra , Prithvi-shaamak or Surya mudra , Linga mudra
Myopathies : VAAY-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA , Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra
Myesthenia gravis: VAAY-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA
Monoplegia : VAAY-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA
Mucous, excessive: VAAY-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA , Linga mudra , Pitta-kaarak or Kapha-naashak mudra
Muscle spasm /cramps/rigidity: Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra , Jal –vardhak or Varun mudra
Milk, deficient: Jal –vardhak or Varun mudra
Migraine: VAAY-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA , Aakaash-vardhak or Aakash mudra , Apaan mudra
Muscle-atrophy: Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra
Mouth ulcers: Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra , Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra
Menstrual problem:
Scanty: Prithvi-shaamak or Surya mudra , Jal –vardhak or Varun mudra , Vaata-naashak mudra
Excessive: Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra , Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra ,Jal-shaamak mudra , Vaata-kaarak or Vaayan mudra
Painful: Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra , Vaata-naashak mudra
Irregular: Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra , Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra , Vaata-naashak mudra
Mental tension: Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra
Menopause: Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra , Jal –vardhak or Varun mudra

N

Nervous(system)disorders : VAAYU-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA , Vaata-kaarak or Vaayan mudra
Neuritis: VAAYU-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA , Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra
Neuropahties: VAAYU-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA
Nystagmus: Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra
Numbness in body /hands/feet: Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra , Aakaash-shaamak or shoonya mudra , Vaata-naashak mudra
Nose/smell disorders: Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra
Nose, running: Jal-shaamak mudra
Nose, blocked: Prithvi-shaamak or Surya mudra , Pitta-kaarak or Kapha-naashak mudra
Nervous exhaustion/breakdown: VAAYU-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA, Vaata-kaarak or Vaayan mudra
Neck-pain , stiffness : Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra , Apaan- vaayu mudra
Nails brittle: Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra , Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra , Vaata-naashak mudra
Nausea: Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra , Apaan- vaayu mudra ,Apaan mudra

O

Optic atrophy: VAAYU-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA , Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra
Overactivity of endocrine glands: Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra
Osteoporosis/osteomalacia : Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra
Oasteo-Arthrites(O.A): Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra , Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra , Vaata-naashak mudra , Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra , Apaan- vaayu mudra ,Apaan mudra , Jal –vardhak or Varun mudra
Obesity: VAAY-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA , Prithvi-shaamak or Surya mudra,  Vaata-kaarak or Vaayan mudra , Pitta-kaarak or Kapha-naashak mudra , Linga mudra
Oliguria: Vaata-naashak mudra , Jal –vardhak or Varun mudra
Oligomenorrhoea : Pitta-kaarak or Kapha-naashak mudra , Jal –vardhak or Varun mudra
Oligospermia : Jal –vardhak or Varun mudra
Odema: Prithvi-shaamak or Surya mudra , Linga mudra , Jal-shaamak mudra
Oily skin/hair: VAAYU-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA , Vaata-kaarak or Vaayan mudra , Pitta-kaarak or Kapha-naashak mudra

 P

Paresis,Polio : VAAYU-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA , Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra
Paralysis,paraplegia : Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra
Paralytic squint: VAAY-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA
Ptosis: VAAY-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA
Prostatitis: Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra , Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra
Parkinson’s disease: Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra , Vaata-naashak mudra , Apaan- vaayu mudra
Palpitations: Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra , Apaan- vaayu mudra
Premature ageing/graying of hair: Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra , Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra , Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra, Jal –vardhak or Varun mudra
Psoriasis: Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra , Jal –vardhak or Varun mudra
Pleurisy/Pleural effusion: Jal-shaamak mudra
Painful conditions: Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra , Vaata-naashak mudra , Apaan- vaayu mudra
Piles: Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra , Apaan- vaayu mudra , Apaan mudra
Phyaryngitis(sore throat): Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra , Shanka mudra
Pneumonia: Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra , Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra , Shanka mudra
Pituitary/pineal disorders: VAAYU-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA
Pitta(bile),excessive : Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra

Q

Quadriplegia: Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra , VAAYU-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA , Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra

S

Syringomyelia: VAAYU-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA, Linga mudra
Simmond’s disease: VAAY-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA
Spasticity of muscles: Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra , Jal –vardhak or Varun mudra
Stress: Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra , Vaata-naashak mudra,
Sleepness: Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra , Vaata-naashak mudra ,Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra, Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra
Sciatica: Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra
Skin, dry-cracked: Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra , Vaata-naashak mudra, Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra, Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra,
Apaan mudra
Mature, ageing: Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra
Oily: VAAYU-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA, Vaata-kaarak or Vaayan mudra, Pitta-kaarak or Kapha-naashak mudra
Cold: Vaata-naashak mudra, Pitta-kaarak or Kapha-naashak mudra, Linga mudra
Sinusitis: Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra, Aakaash-vardhak or Aakash mudra
Skin rashes: Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra, Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra
Stomach, burning in: Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra, Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra, Apaan mudra, Shanka mudra
Stomach, pain: Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra , Vaata-naashak mudra, Apaan- vaayu mudra
Shivering: Prithvi-shaamak or Surya mudra, Vaata-naashak mudra
Sweating, absent: Prithvi-shaamak or Surya mudra, Vaata-naashak mudra, Pitta-kaarak or Kapha-naashak mudra
Sweating, excessive: Prithvi-vardhak
or prithvi mudra
, Jal-shaamak mudra , Vaata-kaarak or Vaayan mudra
Scanty, urine: Vaata-naashak mudra, Jal –vardhak or Varun mudra , Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra
Scanty menses: Prithvi-shaamak or Surya mudra, Pitta-kaarak or Kapha-naashak mudra
Vaata-naashak mudra, Jal –vardhak or Varun mudra
Scanty semen: Jal –vardhak or Varun mudra
Saliva excessive: Jal-shaamak mudra , Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra
Sleep excessive: Prithvi-shaamak or Surya mudra, Vaata-kaarak or Vaayan mudra , Prithvi-shaamak or Surya mudra
Sun-stroke: Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra, Vaata-kaarak or Vaayan mudra, Shanka mudra
Stamina, lack of: Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra, Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra, : VAAY-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA, Apaan mudra, Pushaan mudra
Stammering: Vaata-naashak mudra
Sexual debility: 0, Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra, Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra
Shoulder pain/stiffness: Apaan- vaayu mudra
Swelling: Prithvi-shaamak or Surya mudra, Jal-shaamak mudra
Sore throat: Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra, Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra
 
T
 
Tabes dosalis: VAAY-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA
Tongue /taste disorders: Jal –vardhak or Varun mudra
Thyroid, underactive: Prithvi-shaamak or Surya mudra, Linga mudra, Pitta-kaarak or Kapha-naashak mudra, Jal-shaamak mudra , : VAAY-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA
Typhoid: Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra, Shanka mudra
T.B: Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra
Tennis elbow: Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra, Apaan- vaayu mudra
Thyroid, over active: Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra, Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra, Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra
Timidity: Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra, Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra, Vaata-naashak mudra
Tremors: Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra, Apaan- vaayu mudra, Vaata-naashak mudra
Throat –burning/pain: Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra, Apaan- vaayu mudra, Shanka mudra
Toothache: Apaan- vaayu mudra, Vaata-naashak mudra
Tonsillitis: Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra, Apaan mudra
Trigeminal neuralgia: Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra, Apaan- vaayu mudra
Tinnitus (noises in the ear): Aakaash-shaamak or shoonya mudra
Tachycardia (fast heart beats): Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra
 
U
 
Urticaria, itching: Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra, Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra, Shanka mudra
Ulcers in mouth /stomach/intestines: Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra, Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra
Urine, scanty/absent: Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra, Vaata-naashak mudra,Apaan mudra, Jal –vardhak or Varun mudra
Profuse frequent: VAAYU-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA, Vaata-kaarak or Vaayan mudra, Jal-shaamak mudra
Burning/painful: Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra, Apaan- vaayu mudra, Apaan mudra
Unsteady walk (gait): Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra, Vaata-naashak mudra
Ulcerative colitis: Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra, Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra
 
V
 
Vocal paralysis: VAAYU-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA
Voice lost/feeble: VAAYU-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA
Voice, hoarse/strained: Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra, Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra
Vertigo: Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra, Vaata-naashak mudra
Vision problems: Prithvi-shaamak or Surya mudra
Vatta (air) excessive : Vaata-naashak mudra
Varicose veins: Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra, Apaan- vaayu mudra , Apaan mudra
 
W
 
Weakness: VAAY-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA, Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra, Apaan mudra, Vaata-kaarak or Vaayan mudra, Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudra
Weight-loss (to arrest): Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudra, Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudra, Vaata-naashak mudra
Weight, excessive: VAAY-VARDHAK OR GYAN/DNYAAN MUDRA, Prithvi-shaamak or Surya mudra, Linga mudra, Pitta-kaarak or Kapha-naashak mudra
Water retention: Prithvi-shaamak or Surya mudra, Linga mudra, Jal-shaamak mudra
Watery eyes: Jal-shaamak mudra, Pitta-kaarak or Kapha-naashak mudra

 

 

Referents:
 MudraGuide.com , “Guide to a Healthy & Happy Life”
  “The different mudras for differnt diseases”, by Complete Education BlogSpot.
 

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3 Responses to “Mudras”

  1. horan July 21, 2013 at 01:00 Permalink

    Mudras are easy to perform at anytime, although sitting in the lotus position and focusing on the healing can be an advantage. Although mudras can be used for healing certain ailments, regular practise of mudras will contribute to your overall good health and can be used as a preventive measure.

  2. K.S.Lakshminarayana September 7, 2013 at 02:59 Permalink

    I read that Mudras generate Powers to provide all round development of mind & body Madras are easy to perform at any time. I appreciate the way you put that article.I believe that these mudras can help cure and prevent many diseases. Mudras can cure almost any ailment from simple earache to heart attack.

  3. Nagaraj Shankar November 26, 2014 at 10:12 Permalink

    Many thanks to the author for giving valuable information on Mudras.

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