Mudras and yantras

How to use Mudras

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

Mudras for Benefits:

Gyan Mudra

Effective in cases of mental ailment, imparts happiness, the intellect develops memory is sharpened.

Join the tips of the index finger and thumb and keep the other 3 fingers stretched and joined.

Apaan Mudra

Helps in clearing the body by elimination of waste matter from the mouth, eyes, ears, nose etc. Helps when urine is obstructed, reduces constipation.

Join the tip of the thumb with the tip of middle and ring finger, keeping the other finger straight.

Prana Mudra

Helps in pumping the life force into your body. Beneficial for all types of diseases.

Imparts special power to the eyes.

Join the tip of the thumb with tip of little and ring finger. Keeping other two fingers straight.

Vayu Mudra

Helps in diseases like arthritis, trembling in Parkinson’s disease. Better results obtained if practiced after Prana mudra.

Press the index finger on the base of thumb and keep the thumb on the index finger. Let the other fingers be straight.

Surya Mudra

Reduces weight of your body.

Put the tip of ring finger at the base of thumb, with thumb gently pressing on it.

Ling Mudra

Produces heat in the body and helps in curing cold and cough.

Interlock the fingers of both hands together. Keeping the left thumb up (encircled by right thumb and index finger) i.e. left thumb should be vertically straight and right thumb around it.

Yantra (Hindu) /Mandala (Buddhist)

A yantra is a geometrical pattern made of several concentric figures (squares, circles, lotuses, triangles, point). The point (bindu) at the center of the yantra signifies unity, the origin, the principle of manifestation and emanation..

According to Tantra, the human being is a miniature universe. All that is found in the cosmos can be found within each individual, and the same principles that apply to the universe apply in the case of the individual being. For human beings the body is considered the most perfect and powerful of all yantras and is seen as a tool for inner
awareness.

All primal shapes of a yantra are psychological symbols corresponding to inner states of

human consciousness.

Shri Yantra:

Through this yantra one attains the favor of Lakshmi

and is never short of money. By reciting Lakshmi prayers to it everyday, one attains all benefits.

Shri Mahamrityunjay Yantra:

This yantra protects one from destructive influences like accidents, crises, sickness,epidemic, and similar life-threatening calamities.

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