A Mudra is a gesture which is usually done with the hands that focuses and directs energy in a yoga pose or meditation. Typically, mudras are used during meditation or pranayama as a way to direct energy flow in the body. According to yoga, different areas of the hand stimulate specific areas of the brain. By applying light pressure to these areas of the hand, you will “activate” the corresponding region of the brain.
The physical body is made up of five elements namely - Air, Water, Fire, Earth and Aakash. 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
Touch the tip of the thumb to the tip of the index finger, with the other three fingers stretched out.Benefits :
Join the tip of the thumb and the index together, and keeping the other fingers straight.
The vitarka mudra the right hand is held at chest level, fingers pointing up and palm outward. The thumb and index finger form a circle. Sometimes the left hand is held with fingers pointing downward, at hip level, also with palm outward and with the thumb and index finger forming a circle.Benefits :
Keep the index finger on the base of the thumb and press with thumb keeping the other three fingers straight.Benefits :