I came across this really amazing article that talked about yoga HAND poses which are beneficial in healing various ailments. There was a lot to learn from it myself and I had to share it with you lovelies. Mudra (hand) yoga in Sanskrit, means “seal” or “gesture”. If you have never tried mudra yoga, now is the time to give it a shot!
1) Gyan Mudra
This is probably the most common hand pose that is associated with yoga and meditation. It’s perfect to do it very early in the mornings when it is peaceful and quiet.
Benefits: Increases concentration, sharpens brain power, cure insomnia and even heals stress and anxiety.
2) Vayu Mudra
Can be practiced standing or sitting. Fold your index finger and press it with the base of your thumb.
Benefits: The mudra releases excess air from the stomach which relieves rheumatic and chest pains.
3) Prithvi Mudra (Mudra of Earth)
Touch the tip of your ring finger with the tip of your thumb while extending all the other fingers. It is recommended that you do this mudra in the morning.
Benefits: Improves blood circulation throughout the body which we all know leads to greater brain performance and memory retention. It also strengthens weak and lean bones and here’s something very interesting, it helps people gain weight for those experiencing low weight.
4) Varun Mudra (Mudra of Water)
Lightly touch the tip of the little finger with the tip of the thumb. Sit cross-legged and give it a go. Once perfected, it will really contribute to outer beauty specifically, glowing skin.
Benefits: Balances the water in the body so be careful not to press the tip of your little finger near the nail of the thumb, it activates fluid circulation keeping the body and skin moisturized.
5) Prana Mudra (Mudra of Life)
Bend your ring and little finger and touch the tip of the fingers with the tip of your thumb.
Benefits: Cures eye diseases and helps strengthen vision
And there you have it, yoga hand poses to overcome some not so nice ailments in our lives. We often tend to associate yoga (or even yoga mudras) with ladies, but I go to a yoga class in the YMCA and there are so many men giving this amazing practice a try and I just love seeing that. So, daddies, boys, uncles don’t be afraid to try something new. Sometimes, we want a lifestyle that prevents rather than cures so practice some of these mudras daily and give your life a new flavour!