2. Prana Mudra
Prana Mudra represents the spirit of life and energizes the dormant energy within us. To perform this, join the tips of your ring finger and little finger with the tip of your thumb while keeping the other finger stretched. This is one of the most beneficial yoga mudras that should be practiced along with padmasana. You can practice this particular mudra at any time of the day.
You can start by practicing Prana Mudra for 5 minutes daily and gradually increase it to 3 sessions of 15 minutes every day. You can also choose to do it for 45 minutes at a stretch.
Prana mudra can help you overcome exhaustion, fatigue, tiredness, and nervousness. So it can be especially helpful when you feel drained or feel that you have no energy to carry out a task. This mudra boosts your energy levels by regulating energies in your aura. It is also helpful for activating your vital energy or Qi. Moreover, it is also beneficial for people suffering from eye problems.
Practicing Prana Mudra regularly can improve your eyesight, augment your body’s resistance towards various diseases, reduce hunger pangs, improve sleep and decrease vitamin deficiencies. It also improves your immune system by stimulating your body.
3. Shunya Mudra
This is the hand mudra of emptiness and can be performed for healing ear ailments. To do this, simply bend your middle finger and place it on the base of your thumb. Now press the first phalanx bone of your middle finger with the tip of your thumb. Keep the other fingers straight and relaxed. You can start by practicing Shunya Mudra for 5 minutes daily. Eventually, you can increase it to 3 sessions of 15 minutes every day. You can also do it for 45 minutes at a stretch as well.
This mudra can help to heal ear pain and aches and reduce hearing problems. It also helps to cure numbness, improve mental health, reduce watering of eyes, strengthens bones, decrease the risk of heart diseases, thyroid diseases, and throat problems. It also strengthens the gums and opens your heart chakra.
By reducing the space element in our bodies, Shunya Mudra can help our body heal in various ways. However, you must stop practicing this mudra once your ailments have been treated.
4. Surya Mudra
The Mudra of the Sun is one of the most common yoga mudras that can help you manage weight and obesity. To practice this, touch the base of your thumb with the tip of your ring finger. Now press the second phalanx bone of your ring finger with the tip of your thumb. Make sure to keep the rest of your fingers stretched and relaxed. You can practice this mudra for around 20 to 30 minutes during sunrise for the best results.
Surya Mudra is excellent for reducing bad cholesterol and is highly beneficial for weight loss. Moreover, it also reduces anxiety, improves digestion, boosts metabolism, dissolves excess fat, improves the immune system, controls the thyroid gland, and regulates low BP. Surya Mudra enhances the fire element in our body and helps to improve vision, maintain temperature, improve appetite, and reduces cold and shivering of limbs, etc.
5. Vayu Mudra
This mudra represents the air element. This is one of the most beneficial yoga mudras that has several healing properties. To do this, bend your index finger and bring it together with your thumb. Now press the second phalanx bone of your index finger with your thumb. Make sure the tip of your index finger touches the base of your thumb. Keep the other fingers stretched and relaxed.
You can start practicing Vayu Mudra for 5 minutes daily and gradually reach 3 sessions of 15 minutes every day. You can also do it for 45 minutes at a time as well. You can perform this at any time you find convenient. Once you are healed, it is best to stop practicing this mudra as it may result in imbalance in the body.