Healing by Mudras is an ancient practice with spiritual seekers in eastern cultures like India and China. The saints and yogis in the ancient times used Mudras to empower them spiritually, to maintain their mind and body balance and to be physically healthy.
Mudras are about hand-body, hand-ﬁngers positioning. The human hand and its ﬁve ﬁngers are representations of various things. The ﬁve ﬁngers represent ﬁve elements namely ﬁre, earth, water, wind and space. From yet another perspective the ﬁngers also represent different emotions, various body systems, body parts or body organs. Fingers and Mounds on the hand represent planets and characteristics of an individualʼs personality. The hands and ﬁngers, thus, are an important areas for receiving treatment in various ancient techniques such as Accupressure and Accupuncture.
Healing by Mudras is one of the techniques which uses mind and body consciousness. Different schools of thoughts have various versions of ﬁngerʼs representing a particular element or part of the body. One must avoid confusion and should adhere to any particular version that they may want to choose. The beauty of this healing technique is that no matter how many different versions one may come across , the technique is still effective. This is because Mind plays a vital role in any healing process. The ʻMiraclesʼ do occur and You yourself are the creator of any miracle. To achieve these miracles , one has to go into his own private space, into his own energy system and consciousness. As you go into your SELF, you can feel the ﬂood of healing energy ﬂowing through your being. This will only happen when your mind is focussed on the ﬁnal goal that you want to achieve. The clarity about your goal is the ﬁrst step in achieving that goal and it is of immense importance that you must be very clear what you want to achieve. It is no doubt a long and a very subtle process and must be done with persistance and patience. All inner journeys are much more profound, more signiﬁcant and certainly more lasting than anything external. You must have Faith when you work with soul and your persistance will pay. You yourself will create miraculous results.
Since there are numerous mudras, one must keep the notes ready and practice the relevant mudras as and when required. Certain mudras can be practiced as daily routine to keep mind and body healthy and spirits high.
Body heals and maintains itself and it is in ʻYOUR HANDʼ!
HOW TO PRACTICE MUDRAS— SOME GENERAL TIPS
Adopt the following procedure as far as possible to achieve results.
1. Have Faith and be positive that you are getting well and getting healed completely.
2. Have a holistic approach. Be free of any doubt.
3. Wash your hands and placing them in front of your navel, rub them together against each other. This will charge your hands.
4. Draw the holy symbols of any faith that you follow, such as Om, Shalom, Ekomkaar, 786 or Bismillah. ( Reiki practitioners can use and draw symbol 1, 2, 1 on both hands before starting. You may use any other healing symbols of your choice).
5. The touch between the ﬁngers or hands should be soft, just touching, do not put any pressure. You might feel the ﬂow of energy at that touch point, a feeling of warmth, a throbbing sensation.
6. The hand and body should be relaxed completely and you must start visualising that your body is being healed and your body is being completely relieved of any discomfort or pain.
7. Do not exert too much or over do it. In case you feel discomfort , discontinue immediately.
8. Practice in a pleasant mood and with positive thoughts.
9. Try to practice the mudras daily preferably at the same time. The most appropriate and convenient time can be just before going to bed and as soon as you get up in the morning.
10.As a general rule, practicing Mudras for about 15 minutes three times a day is advisable.
11.Certain mudras can be practiced while walking provided one is relaxed and can concentrate while walking..
12.Discontinue the practice on complete healing. However Holistic, Spiritual and Cleansing Maintenance can be done on a daily basis.
13.Breathing patterns for every mudra has been speciﬁed and these should be adhered to. However as a general rule, the breathing should be relaxed before commencing any mudra and for this take three long breaths, deep inhalation and extended exhalation. This will calm the body and the mind.
14. There is no harm if you exceed the time limit as speciﬁed for a particular mudra, but it is advisable to comply with the time limit.
15. Some individuals may get the results very soon, but they must still practice the mudra for a few days to completely relieve themselves of the ailment.
16.In certain cases, however, the effect is slow and the body recovers only after a prolonged practice. In such cases regularity, persistance and patience is necessary.
17.Always have an Attitude of Gratitude which means that you must thank yourself and the Universal system that heals you. The body has been designed divinely to heal, maintain and sustain itself. A perfect proof of this is that a fractured bone gets joined by itself, the orthopedic only aligns it by plaster or screws.
18.Recite or Chant any Mantra that you are comfortable with or whatever is mentioned in the Mudra instructions.
19.Pray to the Universal Source of Energy, or God and enjoy the Universal phenomenon.
HEALING BY MUDRAS
For: Detoxiﬁcation of the system which should be essentially done considering the amount of junk that gets accumulated in the body, physically and emotionally. Detoxiﬁcation is a comprehensive process of cleaning and creating space for greater positive energy in mind
How to do: This mudra is done with both hands. Place the tip of the thumb on the inner edge of the ring ﬁnger at the 3rd ﬂange. All the ﬁngers are relaxed and extended upward outwards while both hands facing each other. This mudra should be done persistently and with a conscious feeling that the emotional and mental garbage accumulated over time is now getting removed from the body.
Time: To be done continuously for 45 minutes, or 15 minutes 3 times a day. You may do this mudra while walking but with concentration.
For: Stimulation of circulatory system of the body.
How to do: The index ﬁnger is relaxed and extended outward. The thumb should press the nail of the middle ﬁnger, while ring ﬁnger and the little ﬁnger are held together with the middle ﬁnger in bent position. This mudra is to be practiced with both the hands with the palm side upwards.
Time: 5 minutes each time, three times a day regularly.
For: Removal of allergic condition in the body. Its effective in removing any type of allergy.
How to do: To be practiced with both hands. Fold and place the index ﬁnger under the thumb fold. Tip of thumb should touch the side of the middle ﬁnger at the 1st ﬂange. The ring ﬁnger and the little ﬁnger are relaxed and extended.
Time: 7 minutes each time, four times a day only as and when required.
For: Intestinal cleansing. Removes discomfort and prolonged constipation. Helps in body,
mind and soul cleaning.
How to do: Practice with both the hands. Clench the ﬁst with thumb and last 3 ﬁngers. Index ﬁnger is relaxed and extended outward and upward. Stretch both the arms sideways with palms facing down. Holding this posture, take six deep breaths and then return to arms folded. Repeat the cycle 6 times extending the arms while inhaling.
Time: 6 to 12 times, morning and evening. In case of severity , do it 4 times a day.
For: It helps in digestion and cures constipation. Can be done with Suchi mudra for more relief.
How to do: Make a ﬁrm ﬁst, all ﬁngers touching the palm, and place the thumb on the ring ﬁnger. Practice with both hands.
Time: Fifteen minutes each 3 times a day.
For: This mudra strengthens the breathing impulses of the solar plexus.
How to do: Fold the hands in front of the solar plexus (below the chest above the navel). Tips of the middle ﬁngers touching each other. All the other ﬁngers and thumbs of both hands are clasped against each other. The hands are softly held together. There are no spaces between the palm and the hands.
Time: To do the mudra for four minutes each three times a day.
MAHA SACRAL MUDRA
For: This mudra is good for any complains relating to lower abdomen. Provides relief from menstruation pain and ailments relating to bladders and prostate gland.
What to do: This mudra is done with both hands in two parts:
a) Make the tips of little ﬁngers touch, make the tips of thumbs touch each other, now bring all these together, and meanwhile make the tips of ring ﬁngers touch each other, the other two ﬁngers relaxed and extended upwards.
b) Let the tips of little ﬁngers of both the hands touch facing upwards and simultaneously bring the tips of ring ﬁngers to touch the tips of the thumbs, other two ﬁngers extended up.
Time: Hold each part of the mudra for 10 breaths, 7 minutes each for 3 times a day.
For: Removes headache, relieves tension and eliminates mucous congestion in front sinuses.
How to do: Touch the tips of index ﬁnger, middle ﬁnger and the thumb in both hands. Fold the ring ﬁnger into the fold of the thumb. Extend the little ﬁnger upwards.
Time: For 6 minutes,3 times a day.
For: Helps in inducing sleep and calms the body.
How to do: The index ﬁngers and the middle ﬁngers of both hands are bent over the thumb but not touching. Tips of the little ﬁnger and ring ﬁnger are touching each other extending upwards with a gap between them along the length of the ﬁngers. Exhale slowly and keep the concentration on the breath.
Time: For 12 minutes 3 times a day.
For: Helps digestion and elimination. It also stimulates the brain.
How to do: The index and middle ﬁnger of the right hand touch the tip of the thumb facing upwards, other tow ﬁngers extended relaxed. The tips of the middle ﬁnger and the ring ﬁnger of the left hand touch tip of the thumb while the index and little ﬁnger relaxed and extended. This mudra is dedicated to SUN GOD. This signiﬁes accepting and receiving with one hand and letting go with the other hand.
Time: For 5 minutes 4 times a day.
For: Throat problems, regulating breathing.
How to do: Both hands together form a conch shape. Hold the thumb of the left hand with the right hand ﬁngers encircling it. The right hand thumb pointing upwards. The tip of the right hand thumb touching the tip of the middle ﬁnger of the left hand. All ﬁngers of the left hand together pointing upwards holding gently with both hands representing conch. Do this mudra by placing it in front of the sternum and chant any mantra or ʻOmʼ while doing it.
Time: For ﬁfteen minutes 3 times a daily.
For: Good for curing respiratory problems.
How to do: To be done with both hands. Place the little ﬁngers at the base of the thumb, ring ﬁnger in the middle ﬂange and the middle ﬁnger touching top soft portion of the thumb. Extend the index ﬁnger facing upwards.
Time: Few minutes daily.
For: This mudra can be done along with Bronchial Mudra and is most effective in treating Asthmatic attack.
How to do: Putting both hands together press the nails of the middle ﬁngers against each other while keeping all other ﬁngers and the thumb relaxed extended.
Time: For few minutes while calming the breathing pattern. For prolonged treatment 5 minutes each 5 times a day.
For: Getting rid of the excessively collected mucus in the lungs and stomach, normally associated with over stimulated nerves.
How to do: Palms facing upwards and both hands combined , the head of the right thumb presses the little ﬁnger. All the other three ﬁngers relaxed extended. Left hand thumb lightly presses the right hand thumb. Remaining left hand holds the right hand from the back while wrapping it around.
Time: 5 to 10 minutes 3 to 4 times a day.
For: Effective for balancing energy in the joints.
How to do: Tips of the thumb and ring ﬁnger of the right hand touching, other ﬁngers relaxed and extended. Tips of the middle ﬁnger and thumb of the left hand touching, other ﬁngers extended relaxed.
Time: For 15 minutes 4 times a day.