Your health is in your hands – Mudra therapy

In this article you will learn how to improve your health only using your hands.

Natural healing

When you read the above topic, you may assume this article to be one of those that tells you how to take care of your health yourself. This article is more than you can imagine, it deals with the healing powers your hand possesses, which is known as the mudra therapy.

As you get older, especially women, you may face all kinds of illnesses and problems such as weight loss/gain, heart problems, skin problems, kidney problems, anxiety, stress, depression and also bone problems. Mudra therapy has been practiced in the East for a long time. This therapy, which is basically yoga positions to improve the mind and body balance, also has many healing properties for many ailments. These are also known as natural healing therapies.

Mudra therapy and its natural healing power

According to mudra, the 5 fingers of your hand represent the natural elements:

  • Small finger = The water also known as Jala in Sanskrit
  • Thumb = The fire known as Agni
  • Middle Finger = The sky known as Aakasha
  • Index Finger = The air known as Vayu
  • Ring Finger= The earth known as Prithvi

Below are some easy natural healing therapies which you can perform daily to help you have a happier life. Perform these daily for 30 minutes each or 15 minutes thrice a day.

Surya Mudra

Surya Mudra
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This mudra deals with obesity and excess weight problems. This helps to combat thyroid and aids in the digestion process. Press your ring finger at the base of your thumb and cover it with the thumb, while the rest of the fingers remain straight. Perform this 30 minutes daily and stop once your body temperature increases.

Gyan Mudra

Gyan Mudra

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This mudra therapy deals with depression and anxiety and also increases the brain powers and your concentration levels. When you do this mudra, you will have a calm and soothing effect and a relaxed state of body and mind. Also helps to solve your anger and irritability issues. Touch the tip of your index finger with your thumb.

Prithvi Mudra

Prithvi mudra
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This helps to prevent the weakness in your body. Also helps in dealing with osteoporosis, skin rashes, lethargy and stomach ulcers. The tips of the ring finger should touch your thumb.

Shunya Mudra

Shunya Mudra
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Best mudra for solving earache and gum diseases. Also helps in healing vertigo and feeling of emptiness. This natural healing therapies also boosts your confidence. Perform this 30 minutes every day till the problem is solved and should be stopped after that.

Prana Mudra

Prana mudra
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This mudra improves your immune system to combat mind and body diseases. Best for eye problems and tiredness and also gives you a glowing complexion. The tips of your ring finger and small finger touch your thumb.

Apana Mudra

Apana Mudra
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Deals with the abdominal part of the body by removing toxins, dealing with urine problems, ulcer problems, regulating the kidney and intestines and preventing constipation. Also regulates blood glucose level. Press your middle and ring finger under the thumb and keep other fingers straight.

Linga Mudra

Linga Mudra
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For respiratory issues and to reduce phlegm, congestion, flu, and cold. Best for asthmatic patients. Perform this mudra only when you are sick and discontinue when you are well. Clasp both hands together and only keep the left thumb straight.

Varuna Mudra

Varuna Mudra
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This is best for dehydration and also solve problems of dry skin, dry mouth, and eye and improves the digestive system. Regulates the hormonal issues in women and helps to treat anemia and joint deterioration as well. The tips of the small finger should touch the thumb.

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